Landmarks in the history of book illustration, this single book contains four of the most remarkable children's books ever created.
Published in the Soviet Union between 1925 and 1927, they were a collaboration between poet Samuil Marshak (1887-1964) and painter Vladimir Lebedev (1891 - 1967), known in revolutionary Russia as 'The Kings of Children's Books'. Their crafting of word and image established a new way of making books.
Based on the idea that a children's book is an important cultural object in its own right, they linked painting, poetry and typography and created the timeless precursor to the modern children's picture book.
In four brand new translations, The Circus and Other Stories includes four of Marshak's tales: 'The Circus', 'Ice Cream', 'Yesterday and Today' and 'How the Plane Made a Plane', all illustrated by Lebedev.
- Authors: Samuil Marshak, Vladimir Lebedev, Olga Maeots
- 76 pages
- Publisher: Tate Publishing
- Dimensions: 28cm x 22cm