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YUGOSLAV BOOK DESIGN: PRVI SLOBODNI KONGRES SAVEZA ŽELJEZNIČKIH I TRANSPORTNIH RADNIKA I NAMJEŠTENIKA

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[The First Free Congress of the Associations of Railroad and Transportation Workers and Employees].

 

A pamphlet on transportation in Yugoslavia, in 1946, with a striking cover design by an Avant Garde artist Mihailo Petrov, known for his collaboration with Zenit, Dada Tank and Ut in the 1920s.

 

8°. 127 pp. with black and white illustrations within text, original wrappers with illustrated colour and embossed cover (Very Good unread example in a nearly mint condition. Small rubber stamps of a de-accessed library of a railroad company on the back of the title page and in whit margins of some pages, tiny tears in margins of the wrappers, mounted label in the upper corner of the back cover).

 

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A Yugoslav pamphlet on the transportation with a striking colourful embossed cover with propaganda symbols by Mihailo Petrov was printed a year after the liberation, in 1946. It includes a report on a congress of railroad workers, starting with photographs and short biographies of Yugoslav heroes from WWII. The first full-page portrait shows Josip Broz-Tito. The images represent leaders of different departments of the railroads of Yugoslavia and events held at the conference, such as dancing kolo and singing.

The stunning cover with embossed details was designed by a Serbian artist Mihailo S. Petrov (1902–1983). Petrov was an author, illustrator, printer and painter, schooled at art academies in Belgrade, Vienna, Krakow and Paris. In the 1920s he joined the Avant Garde Yugoslav movement and collaborated with Zenit group and magazines Dada Tank and Ut.

We could only find one or two examples in institutions worldwide (one or two copies at the University of California, Los Angeles).

The example comes from a library of a railroad company, which was de-accessed in 2018.

References: OCLC 4355735.

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