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[Lissitzky, El]; [Guss, M.]; [Lakisa, P.] [Chalatow, A.]
[Komitee des Sowjet-Pavillons auf der Internationalen Presse-Ausstellung Köln (M. Dumont Schauberg)], [1928]. Union der Sozialistischen Sowjet-Republiken. Katalog des Sowjet-Pavillons auf der Internationalen Presse-Ausstellung Köln 1928. [Together with Two Related Flyers.]The "Pressa Catalogue", designed by El Lissitzky and illustrated with his long concertina fold-out photomontage.This striking catalogue of the Soviet Pavilion at the International Press Exhibition in Cologne in 1928 contains a 2,3 meter long folding panoramic plate - itself a magnificent technical achievement - comprising of eighteen sections, presenting the most spectacular design elements of the exterior and interior of the Soviet Pavilion, installations of the exhibition, as well as two large sections of El Lissitzky's 24 meters long, famous photomontage frieze.As the chief artist of the project, Lissitzky was responsible to shape up a revolutionary design for the building of the Soviet Pavilion and for the press exhibition held inside, to introduce and celebrate the Soviet publishing achievements. Architecture, graphic design, typography, photography, and cinematography were all brought together to show the world the progress and importance of the press in post-Revolution Soviet society.It was also Lissitzky who designed entirely the exhibition's accompanying catalogue, the present booklet. It is forwarded by Artemy Bagratovich Khalatov (Chalatow; 1896-1938) the Commissar of Publishing and the chairman of the State Publishing House, who was executed during the Great Terror.We offer this copy together w … [Click Below for Full Description]
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