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USSR in Construction #2 1934

E Lissitzky, G Petrusov, Z Deyneka, Guschin, Gorbunov, Dorofeyev, Karmen, Kinelovsky, Lebedev, Mazelev, Petrusov, Sorokin

  • Year: 1934
  • Country: Russia
  • Language: English
  • Movement: Constructivism
  • Subject: USSR, Photography
  • Dimensions: Width: 30.00cm Height: 42.00cm

English language version of issue #2 USSR in Construction from 1934. USSR in Construction was a constructivist publication dedicated to construction projects and industry in the USSR, published in Russian, French, English, and German 1930 to 1941 as a collaboration between some of the most esteemed Soviet artists of the time. This issue celebrates four victories: Epron (a Special-Purpose Underwater Rescue Party for salvaging sunken ships and submarines), the Moscow-Kara-Kum-Moscow automobile run, the Pamir expedition and the flight of the Stratostat 'USSR'. The art composition is by El Lissitzy. Features a great photomontage of Stalin waving, with mountains, a parachutist, warships, a submarine and trucks in the background, and a diagram of the stratostat's flight, with heights and speeds marked on. Poor condition, paper losses and tears on cover, some pages are loose, tears, damage to the spine.

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