LISSITSKY, EL (LAZAR LISSITSKII), illustrator.
Arkhitektura: Raboty Arkitecturnogo fakulteta VKhUTEMASa. [Architecture: Works of the Architecture Faculty of VKhUTEMUS 1920-1927.] Moscow: VKhUTEMAS, 1927.
4to. 45 pp. Illustrated with 45 photogravures of student architectural drawings. Original photomontage wrappers designed by El Lissitsky. Some wear along edges, discoloring and soiling; library seal affixed on title page.
FIRST EDITION. Lissitsky's picture of the hand with the slide rule with its innovative use of type is one of the most celebrated of all Constructivist designs. VKhUTEMAS was the highly influential progressive Russian art and technical school founded in 1920. The book includes the faculty's renderings of factories, the Palace of Labor, communal housing and other state-sponsored projects (most unrealized).