Book Description

A Noted Russian Photographer, Max Penson [1893-1959], a rare photobook, Uzbekstan, published in Tashkent in 1989. Quarto, with dustjacket (few creases, abraded areas, mild edgewear, but complete, now in protective sleeve with a small tear to the sleeve at one corner). 135 pages, photos reproduced in b/w. Russian text though the Afterword is translated into English. Good condition. A rare title. Penson was the son of a poor Jewish bookbinder. He eventually settled in Kokand in Eastern Uzbekstan where he founded an art school. Between 1920 and 1940 he documented the changes in the country under Soviet rule, but eventually fell foul of Stalin's anti semitic purges.
Author Max Penson, Russian photographer
Binding hard binding with Dustjacket
Publisher Publihsed in Tashkent
Illustrator Max Penson
Condition VG
Pages 135

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