LEBEDEV, VLADIMIR VASILEVICH, illustrator.
MARSHAK, SAMUIL. 1884-1967. Kak rubanok sdelal rubanok. [How a Plane Made a Plane.] Leningrad: Raduga, 1927.
4to. 12 pp. Color lithographs. Original color lithographed wrappers. Spine reinforced, minimal soiling.
FIRST EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC CONSTRUCTIVIST PICTURE BOOK. In this "production book," Marshak and Lebedev do show exactly what the title says: show how one plane can make another plane. Here Lebedev plays with material, texture, geometric shapes and the placement of type fully within the Constructivist manner. This was one of the books that led to his denunciation in Pravda for being a "Formalist," preferring form over content. Rats 188.