Ilja Ehrenburg, El Lissitzky: Vesc’ / Objet / Gegenstand (Reprint 1994)

El Lissitzky and Ilja Ehrenburg, Roland Nachtigäller, Hubertus Gassner, Rita Frommenwiler

Lars Müller Publishers, 1993


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3 volumes: two facsimile periodicals and one volume of commentary and translations [160 pp] with text in German and English.

Although it lasted for only two issues and was written mostly in Russian, the Russian Emigrant magazine “Vešč” exercised an enormous influence on other periodicals of that time. Today, the avant-garde art journal is considered a modernist landmark. Now, for the first time, the extraordinary contents of this short-lived magazine are made accessible in annotated translations and summaries.
This portfolio slipcase includes original reprints of the two issues of “Vešč’ Objet Gegenstand” from March/April and May 1922, edited by El Lissitzky and Ilja Ehrenburg with contents designed by El Lissitzky. A third volume features a commentary and translations in both German and English.

With contributions by Vladimir Mayakovsky, Boris Pasternek, Serjei Esenin, Charles Vildrac, Ivan Goll, Jean Epstein, Jules Romains, Jean Salot, Aleksandr Kusikov, Franz Hellens, Albert Gleizes, Theo Van Doesburg, Fernad Leger, Gino Severini, Jacques Lipchitz, Le Corbusier, Nikolai Punin, and others.

Our copy is in very good condition.


facsimile periodicals 34 & 24 pages, volume with commentary and translations 160 pages, in cardboard slipcase, 34 x 25,5 cm, German/English