IVANITSKII, I., editor. Pod maskoi razoruzheniya voina. [War Preparations under the Guise of Disarmament.] Moscow: LENIZOGIZ-IZOSTAT, 1933. Complete set of 31 plates (each 235 x 295 mm) with title page and eight-page introduction all within original decorated portfolio. Portfolio rubbed; some soiling and wear to plates.
FIRST EDITION. IZOSTAT, or the Institute for Pictorial statistics was established under I. Ivanitskii to make the public more aware of the goals and achievements of the Five Year Plan. Kochergin wittily combines Neurathian Isotypes with barbed political cartoons. He is especially scathing toward the Nazis and depicts Americans as Ku Klux Klansmen. Consequently these plates avoid the clean precision so characteristic of the Vienna System of Pictorial Statistics to make their political points. Kochergin also produced political posters during the Russian Civil War and was an admired children's book illustrator in his latter career.
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