KIRSANOV, Semen Isaakovich. Poslednii sovremennik [The Last Contemporary]. 95 pp. 8vo., 180 x 130 mm, bound in publisher's two-color Constructivist wrappers designed by Aleksander Rodchenko, in a new red cloth folding box with a black label. Moscow: Federatsiya,1930.
A fine copy of this typical example of Rodchenko's work as a book designer. The author of the work, Semen Kirsanov, became a member of Vladmir Mayakovsky's group LEF. In the 1930s he used his poetry to further the propaganda and agitation goals of the Soviet government. He later created a number of famous slogans for factories and construction sites.
OCLC lists: Columbia, Cornell, Getty, Amherst, Harvard Stanford, U. of Chicago, Waseda and Art Gallery of Ontario
Item nr. 169839