Na Fronte Knigi On the Book Front #16 1929
- Year: 1929
- Country: Russia
- Language: Russian
- Movement: Constructivism
- Subject: Literature
- Dimensions: Width: 17.50cm Height: 25.50cm
Russian Constructivist magazine, On the Book Front - Na Fronte Knigi - issue number 16, May 1929. Quarter-monthly magazine detailing updates in Soviet literature. First published in 1921. A red and black stylised constructivist image on the front cover proclaiming 10 years of Soviet books, details of public publishing houses on the back cover. Articles inside include are entitled 'On the Frontier of the Second Ten Year Plan', 'On the New Road' and 'Fighting for Manpower'. It also features the article 'Beautiful Book' which includes a table documenting the quantities of 'beautiful books' per year from 1924 to 1928. List of artwork inside: various photographs of the state publishing houses in Moscow and Leningrad; a map drawing of the Crimean region; a photomontage showing 'The Warehouses of Books'; advertisements for library posters. Good condition, a number of the pages' corners are creased, discolouraation along the edges of the inside booklet. Extensive writing on the back cover, alongside a number of stains, spine worn. 84 pages.