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Spor mezhdu domami / N. Agnivt︠s︡ev ; [risunki N.N. Kuprei︠a︡nova].

Author:
Agnivt︠s︡ev, N. I︠A︡. (Nikolaĭ I︠A︡kovlevich), 1888-1932 [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
Russian
Published/​Created:
[Ri︠a︡zanʹ : Druzʹi︠a︡ deteĭ, 1925].
Description:
14, [2] p. : color lithographic ill. ; 27 cm.
Summary note:
The central co-op building, the circus pavilion, the hospital and the newspaper office all brag about themselves to determine which is the best of the buildings.
Notes:
  • Translated title: A Fight Between Buildings.
  • Cover title. Wrappers included in pagination.
  • Buildings illustrated on the cover are Glavkoop (Central Co-op), T︠S︡irk (Circus pavilion), Balʹnit︠s︡a (Hospital), Redakt︠s︡ii︠a︡ (Newspaper office) and Shkola (the finally triumphant school).
  • The author seemed to have a long career ahead of himself until he was accused of spreading bourgeois propaganda and condemned as counter revolutionary. He was forbidden to publish any more and his work was confiscated.
  • The illustrator was a versatile Soviet graphic artist. He designed propaganda posters for ROSTA during the Revolution and contributed to various satirical magazines. He took up children's books after the war. His promising career was tragically cut short when he drowned while swimming in a river. He illustrated the hand-lettered Spor mezhdu domami in the loose graphic manner of his ROSTA posters.
  • Cotsen copy: Lower wrap lacking, restorations to back folds.
Binding note:
Pub. white pictorial self wrappers printed in black, red and brown.
References:
  • GANKINA p. 221.
  • SDP, p. 8.
Other format(s):
Also available in an electronic version.
Subject(s):
OCLC:
62576249
Illustrator:
Other views:
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