Item nr. 170735 Iskusstvo nachertania. Y. G. CHERNIKHOV, TCHERNIKHOV.

Iskusstvo nachertania

CHERNIKHOV, Y.G. Iskusstvo nachertania [The Art of Graphic Representation]. 77, [3] pp., with black & white illustration throughout. 8vo, 170 x 130 mm., bound in publisher's white wrappers, in a new green cloth folding box. [Leningrad]: Knigoizdate'stvo Akademii khudozhetsv, [1927].

First edition of Yakov Chernikhov's extremely rare first book. Chernikhov (1889-1951) was an artistic visionary, best known for his elaborate architectural fantasies in his later works. The present book is an instructional for neophyte art students encouraging them to depict beauty and movement through abstract representations.

Although a considerably more humble publication than his subsequent books, its fragile format has rendered it quite scarce.

Neat ink ownership inscription on the cover and title page dated 1930. Spine a little worn, a near fine copy. Not listed on OCLC.

Item nr. 170735
Price: $4,750.00

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