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The Resource Kem bytʹ?, V. Mai︠a︡kovskiĭ ; ris. N. Shifrin

Kem bytʹ?, V. Mai︠a︡kovskiĭ ; ris. N. Shifrin

Label
Kem bytʹ?, V. Mai︠a︡kovskiĭ ; ris. N. Shifrin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • The avant-garde artist Vladimir Mayakovsky greatly influenced Soviet posters and children's books during the 1920s. He collaborated on a series of cartoon posters Okna Rosta with Vladimir Lebedev, and became interested in using pedagogical works for children as a forum for his graphic art. His book Kem byt', illustrated by Nisson Shifrin, encourages children to create their own identities, and to explore existing roles. From the University of Chicago's online exhibit "Adventures in the Soviet Imaginary: Children's Books and Graphic Art" comes this observation: "Mayakovsky bequeathed Soviet children's poetry a vibrant and flexible idiom, equally well-suited for both visual presentation and being read out loud. Nisson Shifrin designed the book in such a way that the consecutive stanzas seem to interlock and overlap; the result is less a linear narrative than a kaleidoscopic fantasy of all the different professions, each one better than the last, right up to the concluding (somewhat ungrammatical) lines: 'Having turned the book inside out / Keep it well in heart / All jobs are fine for you / Choose / for your own taste!'" (see https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/webexhibits/sovietchildrensbooks/mayakovsky.html)
  • Cover title
  • Title translated: Whom shall I become? (What shall I be?)
  • "Tirazh 25,000"--Colophon
  • Issued in stiff wrappers printed in yellow, blue, pink, red and black; title printed in white, pink and black ink on front cover; edition and printer's information stamped in black ink on back cover printed in overlapping rectangles of pink, yellow, and blue
Dimensions
23 x 20 cm.
Edition
Izd. 4-oe.
Extent
22 pages
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: In original color printed wrappers. Gift, 1991.
Other physical details
colored illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)123480615
  • ucoclc123480615
Label
Kem bytʹ?, V. Mai︠a︡kovskiĭ ; ris. N. Shifrin
Publication
Note
  • The avant-garde artist Vladimir Mayakovsky greatly influenced Soviet posters and children's books during the 1920s. He collaborated on a series of cartoon posters Okna Rosta with Vladimir Lebedev, and became interested in using pedagogical works for children as a forum for his graphic art. His book Kem byt', illustrated by Nisson Shifrin, encourages children to create their own identities, and to explore existing roles. From the University of Chicago's online exhibit "Adventures in the Soviet Imaginary: Children's Books and Graphic Art" comes this observation: "Mayakovsky bequeathed Soviet children's poetry a vibrant and flexible idiom, equally well-suited for both visual presentation and being read out loud. Nisson Shifrin designed the book in such a way that the consecutive stanzas seem to interlock and overlap; the result is less a linear narrative than a kaleidoscopic fantasy of all the different professions, each one better than the last, right up to the concluding (somewhat ungrammatical) lines: 'Having turned the book inside out / Keep it well in heart / All jobs are fine for you / Choose / for your own taste!'" (see https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/webexhibits/sovietchildrensbooks/mayakovsky.html)
  • Cover title
  • Title translated: Whom shall I become? (What shall I be?)
  • "Tirazh 25,000"--Colophon
  • Issued in stiff wrappers printed in yellow, blue, pink, red and black; title printed in white, pink and black ink on front cover; edition and printer's information stamped in black ink on back cover printed in overlapping rectangles of pink, yellow, and blue
Dimensions
23 x 20 cm.
Edition
Izd. 4-oe.
Extent
22 pages
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: In original color printed wrappers. Gift, 1991.
Other physical details
colored illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)123480615
  • ucoclc123480615

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