Szabad Május 1.
Szabad Május 1.
Szabad Május 1.
Szabad Május 1.
One of the most important photobooks of 20th century Hungary

Szabad Május 1.

Budapest: Magyar Kommunista Párt, Szociáldemokrata Párt és a Szabad Szakszervezetek közös kiadása, 1945. First edition. In original photographically illustrated paper, printed in red and black. VIII, (5), 5–136 p. In good condition.

Edited by Róbert Byssz, using photomontage in the manner of El Lissitzky and Rodchenko. Showing the Soviet-styled celebration of May Day, few weeks after the liberation of Hungary by the Soviet forces.

Artistically this book employs many elements common to the great Soviet photo books of the 1930s and is possibly the first postwar expression of that vision. Róbert Byssz is credited with fashioning the book design and assembly of numerous images from Hungarian photojournalists and film stills.

One of the most important photobooks of 20th century Hungary, and an important document of the time, published together by the Hungarian Communist Party, the Social Democratic Party and the Free Trade Unions.

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Price: €800.00