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Tvornica Sanja [Фабрика снов / The Dream Factory]. Zoom



Tvornica Sanja [Фабрика снов / The Dream Factory].


Author: Ilya Grigoryevich EHRENBURG (1891-1967), author; Iso VELIKANOVIĆ, translator; ANONYMOUS cover designer.
Place and Year: Zagreb: Binoza [circa 1933].
Technique:
Code: 67821

8°: 258 pp.with illustrations within text, [1], original black cloth binding with gilt lettering on the cover and on the spine, original illustrated dust jacket (Very Good, edges with light foxing, dust jacket with tiny, partly repaired tears in margins, tiny loss of paper on the edges and in the upper part of the spine).


 
The book with astunning cover with a photomontage, composed of movie scenes, influenced by Fritz Lang's Metropolis from 1927, is the first Croatian translation of  a novel on the film industry Fabrika snov (Фабрика снов) by a Jewish Soviet writer and Bolshevik revolutionary, Ilya Grigoryevich Ehrenburg (1891-1967).  

Binoza publishing house in Zagreb, was issuing in the early 1930s similar revolutionary modern original texts and translations, accompanied by striking modernist dustjackets, as Minerva in Zagreb, Croatia, and Nolit in Belgrade, Serbia. Unlike these two publishing houses, who were using the same artists for series of publications, Binoza was hiering designers and artists for individual publications and some of the covers, like this one, are not signed. This cover was probably made by the same annonymous artist as the cover of 10 H. P. (see the previous item).  

The book is today very rare. We could trace two examples in institutions, listed on Worldcat (Bavarian State Library and Ljubljana City Library). 

 

References: OCLC 755147592 & 162870275.

€320.00