- Tabs sl. stained and yellowed; occas. trifle foxed. Wr. creased and fingersoiled; joints splitting at foot of spine.
= Lissitzky-Küppers 94-110; El Lissitzky Retrospektive 82; Rowell/ Wye 478 and ills. p.194f; Compton, Russian avant-garde books p.92ff; Bolliger IV, 679. One of the most striking examples of El Lissitzky's constructivist bookdesign. "The sheer invention of his design of Mayakovsky's For the Voice of 1923 - with its page margins stepped like an address book to form an index to the poems - equals that of Rodchenko's design for About this (Pro eto) of the same year. (...) He built his illustrations from the printers' stock, printing in red as well as black to enliven the pages" (Compton). "Eines des außergewöhnlichsten Bücher, deren typographische Gestaltung Lissitzky übernahm (...)" (El Lissitzky Retrospektive). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXVIII.