LISSITSKY, EL (LAZAR LISSITSKII), designer.
Industriya sotsializma. [Socialist Industry.] Moscow: STROIM i IZOGIZ, 1935.
Complete set of 5 parts and portfolio of maps. Folio. Designed by El Lissitsky. Original photomontage slipcase designed El Lissitsky. Slipcase rubbed and soiled; minimal wear to wrappers.
FIRST EDITION. This rare set of propaganda pamphlets are a riot of Constructivist design with photogravures and photomontages in varying colors, drawings, paintings, foldouts, maps, tipped-in plates and other graphic experimentation all intended to impress the world with the enormous industrial progress the Soviet Union had made in its first two decades. The industrial theme is carried through the silver embossed wrappers and the rivets on the slipcase. The map portfolio is extremely rare.
- This work is complete is 6 parts plus portfolio, not 5 as stated in the catalog.