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For the voice
Item Details
Public
Creator
Mayakovsky, Vladimir Vladimirovich (Russian poet, playwright, and artist, 1893-1930)
Lissitzky, El (Russian artist and architect, 1890-1941, active in Germany and Russia)
Railing, Patricia
Title
For the voice
(In enclosure)
Work Type
Artist's book
Date
2000
Image:05/29/2008
Location
Creation Site:Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
Material
Binding method: Paperback (machine-sewn).
Printing/production method: Offset.
Measurements
19 x cm; 3 volumes.
Description
For the Voice, first published in 1923, has long been recognized as one of the finest achievements of Russian avant-garde bookmaking, a tradition in which poets and artists collaborated to create books that attained the status of art objects. By any reckoning, For the Voice is a landmark event in the history of modern graphic design. The book was inspired by the "new optics," where ideas are given form through printed letters, turning them into pictorial signs, and by "words that are seen and not heard," as Lissitzky wrote. This three-volume slip-cased set consists of a facsimile volume that is faithful to the original in size, color, weight, and paper quality; a translation by Peter France of the original text; and Voices of Revolution, a collection of critical essays that analyze the character and significance of the original publication and describe the inner workings of the poet's "construction in sound" complemented by the designer's "constructions for the eye." --Content provided by Syndetic Solutions, Inc. (UNC Library Catalog)
Repository
Joseph C. Sloane Art Library
Accession Number
N7433.4.M59 D6 2000 v.1-3
Subject
Mayakovsky, Vladimir, 1893-1930. Dl︠i︡a golosa.
Artists' books -- Facsimiles.
ID Number
for_the_voice1
Source
Photographer:Joseph C. Sloane Art Library
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Rights
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File Properties
File Name
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639117