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Telingater S., Kaplan L.
[ABC OF JOB PRINTING BY SOLOMON TELINGATER] Iskusstvo aktsidentnogo nabora [i.e. The Art of Job Printing]
Moscow: Kniga, 1965. 228 pp.: ill. 22x17.7 cm. In original cloth with the letterpress design and constructivist dust-wrapper by Solomon Telingater. Dust-wrapper with a couple of tears. Otherwise fine. First edition. Rare. Both a brief account of the book history and an extensive study of the origins and later development of job printing. Published in 1965, the book is written by one of the biggest names in Russian book art, Solomon Telingater (1903-1969) and the author of numerous typography studies, Lev Kaplan. The former, alongside El Lissitzky (1890-1941), Gustav Klutsis (1895-1938) and Alexander Rodchenko (1891-1956), was a founding member of the October group - a collective of Constructivist artists responsible for revolutionizing standards of the 1930s Soviet typography and book design. Influenced by the avant-garde tendencies of the time, Telingater made a name for himself as a daring experimenter who applied the trends of the emerging film industry and the features of photographic technology to book art. Solomon stood out above the rest of the graphic artists not only because of his modernist inclinations, but because of his masterly knowledge of typography. He paid particular attention to the drawn types (prints), regarding them to increase the expressiveness of book design. His most famous works include: "Dvenadtsat'" [i.e.Twelve] (1923), "S meshkom za smert'yu" [i.e. With a Sack after Death] (1927), "Slovo predostavlyayetsya Kirsanovu" [i.e. The Word Belongs to Kirsanov] (1930), "Tragediynaya noch'" [i.e. Tragical Night] (1931), Govorit Il'ich [i.e. Lenin Speakin … [Click Below for Full Description]
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