About Two Squares

£13.00
  • About Two Squares
  • About Two Squares
  • About Two Squares
  • About Two Squares
  • About Two Squares
  • About Two Squares
  • About Two Squares

About Two Squares

£13.00

About Two Squares, a truly revolutionary book for children by the Russian avant-garde artist El Lissitzky, will extend the boundaries of anyone s imagination. Radically simple, and yet beautifully sophisticated, this book tells the story of two squares who take on the mission of rebuilding the world. First published in 1922 in post-revolutionary Russia, About Two Squares was constructed using pure geometric forms and typographic elements as a means to disseminate the new order, with Lissitzky propelling the reader to build their own future and pointing them in a daringly modern direction. Inspired by Kazimir Malevich s suprematist vision of a non-objective art, About Two Squares had an immediate impact on the European art world with its publication in Theo van Doesburg s avant-garde art journal, De Stijl, and redefined what an illustrated book could be. Left wonderfully open-ended, the book finishes with the simple words and then... , encouraging young readers to reinvent the world for themselves.

Designer: El Lissitzky

Size
: 260x310mm
Pages: 24
Publication: 2014
Binding: Casebound book