ZHITOMIRSKY, Alexander. Five political photomontage pamphlets designed by A. Zhitomirsky. 8vo. Original wrappers, in a new cloth folding box. Moscow: Gos. izdat. politicheskoi literatury, 1962.
A complete set of these rare pamphlets with their drammatic covers designed by Alexander Zhitomirsky. Zhitomirsky who somehow managed to survive from 1907 to 1003 was the Russian Heartfield. Zhitomirsky's montages and collages would come to form a significant part of Soviet mass culture in the 1950s and 1960s, and his work during World War II is now considered pivotal in the development of the art of political propaganda, alongside the work of German artist John Heartfield and fellow Russian artists Aleksandr Rodchenko, El Lissitzky, and Gustav Klutsis. His work was so effective that Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany and himself one of the masters of wartime propaganda, is said to have placed him on the Third Reich's list of "most wanted" enemies with the order "to find and to hang."
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