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For the voice

£300.00

Product description

3-vol. paperback in slipcase. VGC but spine of box is faded.

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. This three-volume slipcased set consists of a facsimile volume that is faithful in size, colour, weight and paper quality to the original; a translation by Peter France of the original text presented in graphic form by Martha Scotford; and "Voices of Revolution", a collection of critical essays edited by Patricia Railing that analyze the character and significance of the original publication and describe the inner workings of the poet's "construction in sound" complemented by the designer's "constructions for the eye".

Item details

Author(s):
Mauakovsky, V.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
13.5 x 3.8 x 19.2 cm
Edition:
2000
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0712346694
ISBN-13:
9780712346696
Number of pages:
400
Publisher:
British Library / MIT Press
Title:
For the Voice

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3-vol. paperback in slipcase. VGC but spine of box is faded.

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. This three-volume slipcased set consists of a facsimile volume that is faithful in size, colour, weight and paper quality to the original; a translation by Peter France of the original text presented in graphic form by Martha Scotford; and "Voices of Revolution", a collection of critical essays edited by Patricia Railing that analyze the character and significance of the original publication and describe the inner workings of the poet's "construction in sound" complemented by the designer's "constructions for the eye".

Author(s):
Mauakovsky, V.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
13.5 x 3.8 x 19.2 cm
Edition:
2000
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0712346694
ISBN-13:
9780712346696
Number of pages:
400
Publisher:
British Library / MIT Press
Title:
For the Voice

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