TELINGATER, SOLOMON BENEDIKTOVICH & ILYA FEINBERG.
1914-go. [The Year 1914.] Moscow: MTP, 1934.
8vo. 92 pp. Original stamped black cloth; photocollaged jacket. Internal wear and soiling; jacket professionally restored.
IMPORTANT SATIRICAL VOLUME WITH THE RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET commemorating the 20th Anniversary of World War I. This "documentary pamphlet" is one of the masterworks of Constructivist design. There are flaps and foldouts and photomontages and typographical experimentation in black and red and quotes from Lenin and Stalin appropriately in red on the tissue guards. Telingater along with Rodchenko and Klutsis was one of the masters of Constructivist photomontage and never produced a more exciting work 1914. The satirical jacket depicting the old regimes of Europe as battling dinosaurs is worthy of the German photocollagist John Heartfield.