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Kandinsky, Wassily; Artur Lurie; David Shterenberg, et al.
KHUDOZHESTVENNAYA ZHIZN' ("Artistic Life"). Bulletin of the Artistic Section of NarKomPros. Nos. 1 - 5 (All published)
Moscow: GIz, 1919-1920

Complete run. Text in Russian. Folio (14" x 10-1/2") stapled wraps. Complete but in fragile condition (the last issue in particular).
The magazine contains important articles by Vasily Kandinsky related to his idea on the universal synthesis in "monumental art" and where the first time was expressed his thought about creating of the temple of arts "The Great Utopia".

Editors: Abram Efros (Editor-in-Chief), Osip Brik, A. A. Borovoy, N. E. Efros, M. M. Miklashevsky. Secretary: N. S. Vol'shtein.
Authors: A. Bakushinsky, A. Krein, Abram Efros, Aleksey Shchusev, Anatoly Lunacharsky, Arthur Lurye [Lourie], D. Arkin, David Shterenberg, Georgy Chulkov, Igor Grabar', K. Eiges, N. Efros, N. Mashkovtsev, Osip Brik, P. Ettinger, P. Muratov, V. Adariukov, Vasiliy Kandinsky, et al.

A. I. Gertsen - A. S. Pushkin - Aesthetics - Archeology - Architecture - Archives - Artistic life - Artistic production - Artistic propaganda - Bakhrushin Museum - Bibliography - Biography - Book reviews - Children - Chronicle - Church - Collections - Competitions - Correspondence - Criticism - Culture - Dance - Dmitry Rovinsky - Egor Narbut - El Greco - Exhibitions - Expressionism - Far North - France - Furniture - Futurism - Germany - Goethe - Graphics - Griboedov - History - Icon painting - Icons - Ignaty Nivinsky - Italy - Ivan Paskevich-Erivansky - Ivanovo - Kazimir Malevich - Kiev - Konstantin Somov - Lev Tolstoy - Libraries - M. A. Mamontov - M. N. Ermolova - Memoirs - Monumental art - Moscow - Muranovo - Museums - Music - Obituaries - Opera - Orest Kiprensky - Painting - Paris - Philately - Philosophy - Politics - Porcelain - Productive arts - Proletarian art - Propaganda - Public Education - Publishing - Rembrandt - Restoration - Rossica - Sculpture - Semen Vengerov - Sergey Glagol' - Sheet music - State Tretyakov Gallery - Steinlen - Street design - SVOMAS - VKhUTEMAS - Theater - Toys - Tver' - Uglich - Ukraine - Vadim Falileev - Wassili Masjutin - Yaroslavl' - etc.

Because of political reasons publishing of many early Soviet magazines was stopped, all published issues were destroyed and very few survived.

Very rare complete set. Not in MOMA, not in Getty, not in British Library.

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Item ID: 01726R

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Periodical Periodicals Magazine Magazines Journal Journals Newspaper Newspapers Culture Art Arts Russian Russia Soviet U.S.S.R. USSR Avant-garde Modernism Modern 1910's 1920's Proletarian Working class Futurism Lur'e
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