Russian Avant-Garde Books
Russian Avant-Garde Books 1917-34By Susan Compton<br> The British Library, £20<br>
For anyone interested in the history of the book, Russian Avant-Garde Books 1917-34 by Susan Compton (The British Library, £20) is an indispensable combination of scholarly text and many unfamiliar illustrations. They include the cover of Kirsanov is Called upon to Speak (1930), designed by Solomon Telingater. Most of the material shown is in the British Library’s collection.
First published in Eye no. 9 vol. 3, 1993
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