For the Voice - Vladimir Mayakovsky

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For the Voice - Vladimir Mayakovsky

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Vladimir Mayakovsky | Cambridge: MIT Press, 2000.

Books very good condition with tight spines and slipcase. Scuffing and sunning to slipcase and scuffing on covers and spines of the books themselves.

Published by MIT and the British Library The project was sponsored by the Judith Rothschild Foundation who donated over 1000 illustrated Russian avant-garde books to the MoMA in 2002. In 1973 a similar facsimile of Dlia Golosa was published in Germany, in one volume with the German translation at the back. ; First published in 1923, "For The Voice" is seen to be one of the finest achievements of Russian avant-garde bookmaking, a tradition in which poets and artists collaborated to create books that attained the status of art objects. It is also a landmark event in the history of modern graphic design. The book was inspired by the "new optics", where ideas are given form through printed letters, turning them into pictorial signs, and by "words that are seen and not heard", as the avant-gardist El Lissitzky wrote.

Volume 1 is a facsimile reprint of the original 1923 Russian edition taken from the copy in the British Library

Volume 2 is an English language translation by Peter France set into Lissitzky’s graphics in a visual translation by Martha Scotford.

Volume 3, edited by Patricia Railing, is a collection of essays by international scholars, with extracts from writings by Mayakovsky and Lissitzky.

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