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Source: 5b4.blogspot.com

Karen Horton / (0) / posted over 6 years ago / flag this / read more

Since most of us can’t even attempt to afford the rare titles up for auction this Thursday, April 10th, at Christie’s...5B4 blog shares images and historical background on some of the highlights up for sale.

“The first item I asked to see was SSSR Stroit Sotzialism (The USSR Builds for Socialism) which was one of the first books that El Lissitzky designed for the State Publishing House IZOGIZ in 1933. It is a visual celebration of the success of Stalin's first five-year plan and Lissitzky employs a range of cut and paste montage, great use of typography, and fantastic graphs that as expected make much use of red...”

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