Synopses & Reviews
First published in 1922 in post-revolutionary Russia, a revolutionary childrenandrsquo;s book by Russian avant-garde artist El Lissitzky (1890andndash;1941) is available once more, for collectors and art and design enthusiasts. Imagination-stretching, radically simple, and yet beautifully sophisticated, About Two Squares tells the story of two squares that take on the mission of rebuilding the world. Inspired by Kazimir Malevichandrsquo;s suprematist vision of a nonobjective art, About Two Squares stirred up the European art world with its publication in Theo van Doesburgandrsquo;s avant-garde art journal, De Stijl, and redefined what an illustrated book could be. Left wonderfully open-ended, the bookandrsquo;s final wordsandmdash;andldquo;and then . . .andrdquo;andmdash;encourage young readers to reinvent the world for themselves.
About the Author
El Lissitzky (1890andndash;1941) was a Russian painter, typographer, architect, and designer whose radical innovations in typography and photomontage continue to influence artists and designers today.