Moscow: Gosudarstvennoe izdatel'stvo “Iskusstvo”, 1958. Large octavo (25.5 × 21.5 cm). Publisher’s embossed beige cloth; 623,  pp. Spine lightly discolored; private inventory label to rear pastedown; else very good. Item #6164
A monumental work on Soviet cinema during its first four decades, richly illustrated with collages including film stills, movie posters, original drawings and stage designs, and reflecting many of the key Soviet films of this period, in additional more ideologically motivated selections. The book reproduces numerous excerpts from articles by B. Agapov, N. Aseev, B. Balash, Dziga Vertov, A. Dovzhenko, G. Koziintsev, L. Trauberg, Vsevolod Pudovkin, and Sergei Eisenstein. With table of content in Russian, English, French, and German. A two-page map shows the international ties of Soviet cinema after WWII. With an index of films.