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Dlia Golosa

Poet: Vladimir Mayakovsky
Designer, concept: Lazar Markovich Lissitzky
Categories: Bookwork / Image-graphic Books, Letterpress Books, Poetry/Proses/Text Works

Reference no.:H/NL/Liss.V-May.V/23.00 Place/Shelf:3BR

Book title: Dlia Golosa
Published by: R.S.F.S.R State Publishing House Berlin
Year made: 1923
Place made: Germany
Original: Yes
Dimensions: 135 x 190
Binder: commercial binding
Physical description: soft cover, perfect binding
Medium: poetry/ graphic design
Further information:
“Lissitzky’s collaboration with Mayakovsky in 1923 produced one of the most remarkable books ever published. Lissitzky designed, or ‘constructed’ this edition of Mayakovsky’s thirteen often-quoted poems which, as the title indicates, were meant to be read aloud.” (Barron/Tuchman)

“The excitement and pace of the poems are matched by the typographic illustrations, which fully exploit the possibilities of two-colour printing and typography. Each poem is given a symbolic typographic identity, and the relevant image is used on the thumb index – a neat and witty guide to the contents.” (Hogben/Watson)

“My pages stand in much the same relation to the poems as an accompanying piano to a violin. Just as the poet in his poem unites concept and sound, I have tried to create an equivalent unity using the poem and the typography” -Lissitzky

Poet: Vladimir Mayakovsky
Designer, concept: Lazar Markovich Lissitzky

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IMAGES: Dlia Golosa

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