Chernikhov [Tschernychow], Jakov [Georgievich].
Arkhitekturnye fantazii. Ispolneny pri uchastii D. Kopanitsyna i E. Pavlovoĭ.
[Russian text, title in Russian, German, Englisch, French]. Architektonische Fantasien. 101 farbige Tafeln. 101 architektonische Miniaturen. Unter Mitarbeit von D. Kopanitzin und E. Pawlowa. Architectural fictions … . Fantasies architecturales … .Leningrad 1933.
102 pages text with 103 [sic!] miniatur b/w illustrations, 12 full page b/w illustrations and 101 color plates printed on strong paper.
30.5 x 22 cm. Blue original blind-pressed cloth.
First edition. The present book, one of the rarest and most sought-after architectural publications of our time, is also one of the most lavishly printed art books printed in post-revolurionary Russia and must be called execellently and generously printed. It bears mentioning in this connection that in the exhibition of the Centre Pompidou “Paris – Moscow 1900-1930” (1979), which was then taken over from the USSR, 9 watercolors, designs from the “Architectural Fictions”, were exhibited (see catalogue p. 535, and color reproduction p. 304). (Holstein catalogue 105 #342).
Spine and covers spotted, spine slightly worn. Interior in clean condition.