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VKHUTEMAS AESTHETICS IN ARMENIA] Khorhrdayin Hayastani kerparvest?: 1922-1934 [i.e. The Art of the Soviet Armenia: 1922- 1934]
Petakan Hratarakchutyun, Yerevan, 1934. [123] leaves. 26x18 cm. In original full cloth with colored lettering on the spine and emblem on the front cover. Front cover cracked from the inner side (restored), some foxing on the first pages, otherwise very good and clean internally. First and only edition. One of 2000 copies. Rare. In Armenian. Design by Hovhannes Shavarsh (1908-1980), the Armenian book illustrator and poster designer. This catalogue includes the artworks appeared from 1922 to 1934 and attracts a lot of attention being the primary source of rare materials for studying the early graphics of Soviet Armenia. Overall 121 items are divided into 3 categories: paintings, graphics and sculpture (but they actually include the book design and mural as well). The graphics underwent particular changes and flourished, putting their mark on society and inspiring Armenian artists to come back to their country. The new schools of book design and printing were formed following the socialist aims and developing the constructivist principles. The key figure in Armenian constructivism was Tachat Khachvankian (1896-1940), a graduate of VKhUTEMAS who returned to Armenia and brought back the principles of book organism to Armenian state publishing. The catalogue contains the covers of Arax's 'Zimmi' (1931) and Vshtuni's 'Radio Algeria Speaks' (1931), the title page and illustration for Alazan's 'On the Sixtieth Horizon' (1934). Khachvankian is responsible for the compilation of this book. He was sent to the exile in Magadan, where he died of sepsis in 1940. This catalogue is a great … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bookvica [Tbilisi, Georgia]

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