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Zenit, Svetokret, Dada tank, Dada Jok and Dada Jazz
The Complete Reprint of the avant-garde magazines
first published in Zagreb and Belgrade 1921-1926
Expo 58 and the Yugoslav pavilion by Vjenceslav Richter,
book by Jasna Galjer
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Zenit, Svetokret, Dada tank, Dada Jok and Dada Jazz

The Complete Reprint of the avant-garde magazines first published in
Zagreb and Belgrade 1921-1926.
Limited edition of 320 copies, with all the copies numbered.
The magazine Zenit was the voice of the Zenithist movement. It came out as a monthly
from February, 1921, to December, 1926, in Zagreb up to May 1923, and after that in Belgrade.
A total of 43 issues came out, in 34 volumes of variable format and size. The originator, editor
and publisher, Ljubomir Mici, managed in a short time to attract a large number of local and
foreign writers. Zenit owed its international character to its collaboration with similar journals of
other European cultural centres, and to Micis contacts with a number of important avant-garde
writers and fine artists of the time. Thus Zenit continued to publish pieces about Expressionism
(a circle of authors around Der Sturm, Herwarth Walden, Ivan Goll, Claire Goll); about Dadaism
(Raoul Hausmann, George Grosz); about Futurism (Filippo Tomasso Marinetti); Constructivism
(Lajos Kassk); Abstract Art (Wassily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, Theo Van Doesburg).
A large number of contributions consisted of poetic writings (of Velimir Khlebnikov, Vladimir
Mayakovsky, Alexander Blok, Sergei Yesenin, Jaroslav Seifert) and writings about theatre and
the dance (Alexander Tairov), about film (Jean Epstein), and architecture (Walter Gropius).
Almost as a rule the foreign articles were printed in the original language, while the contributions
of local authors were printed in either Latin or in Cyrillic script.
Zenit was graphically designed as a collage of visual and textual material with the use of
Constructivist typographic approaches. Apart from the reproductions of works of foreign
and domestic artists (Leopold Survage, Albert Gleizes, Vladimir Tatlin, Georg Grosz, Robert
Delaunay, Alexander Archipenko, Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky and Josip Seissel), the
numerous graphic contributions of authors such as Lajos Kassk, El Lissitzky, Lszl Moholy
Nagy, Karel Teige, Louis Lozowick, Vilko Gecan and Mihailo S. Petrov also enhanced the visual
appeal of the journal.
The reprint consists of a total of 42 volumes and foreword including data about the edition
and an Introduction in English.
All the issues of the journal Zenit (1-43) have been reprinted, in 36 volumes as well as the
Zenithist Manifesto, the journals Svetokret, Dada Tank (uncensored edition), Dada Tank 2nd
(censored) edition, Dada Jok, Dada Jazz and the manifesto Nemo propheta in patria.
The edition faithfully reproduces the journal from the time of its publication in the 1920s.
In the production we have used papers in the colors, structures and weights that correspond
entirely to the papers on which the originals were printed. All the numbers have been printed
in the original size. Thus the maximum visual and tactile faithfulness to the original has been
achieved. The box holding the reprints has been specially designed for this edition.
Only few institutions in the world have in their possession the complete original material
comprised in this unique re-print, while several important scholarly institutions and organizations
have parts of the original edition in their archives.

Contributors: Aleksi, Archipenko, Arnauld, Asseiff, Barbusse, Belling, F.R. Behrens,

Billerova, P.A. Birot, Blok, Buzzi, Delaunay, Depero, Dermee, van Doesburg, C. Einstein, Epstein,
Erenbourg, van Eesteren, Fels, Felchin, Gallien, Gleizes, Gorky, Gropius, Ivan and Clara
Goll, Grosz, Hausmann, Hoffmeister, Hemskeerk, Hlebnikov, Haynicke, Yessenine, Jacob, G.
Kaiser, Kandinsky, Kassak, Klek (Seissel), Liebmann, Lissitsky, Lozowick, Loos, Lounacharsky,
Mayakovsky, Malevich, Malespine, Marinetti, Mendelsohn, Meierchold, Mid, Milef, Mici, Mikac,
Moholy-Nagy, Nina-Nai, Pannwitz, Parnach, Peeters, Picasso, Polianski, Pocarini, Rodchenko,
Seifert, Salmon, Survage, Sauvage, Seuphor, Stolzer Slavenski, Schlichter, Tairoff, Teige, Tatlin,
Trotsky, Torre, Vasari, Vandercammen, Walden, Zadkin
Referential sources about the journal: This edition has been written about in The Eye
magazine No 73, September 2009 by Steven Heller, Steven Heller, Pop: How Graphic Design
Shapes Popular Culture, Allworth Press, New York 2010, as well as in other different publications:
Krisztina Passuth, Les avant-gardes de l'Europe centrale 1907-1927, Flammarion, Paris 1988,
Steven Mansbach, Modern Art in Eastern Europe From the Baltic to the Balkans, 1890-1939,
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1999, Timothy O. Benson and va Forgcs (Eds.)
Between Worlds: A Sourcebook of Central European Avant-Gardes, 1910-1930, Los Angeles
County Museum of Art and The MIT Press, 2002, Jaroslav Andel, Avant-garde Page Design
1900-1950, Delano Greenidge Editions, New York 2002, Steven Heller, Merz to Emigre and
Beyond Avant-Garde Magazine Design of the Twentieth Century, Phaidon, London 2003
Acquiring this exceptional complete reprint would give you a unique opportunity to have at your
disposal a priceless source of information, a valuable artistic and cultural landmark of its era,
one of the key witnesses to the European cultural heritage.

Publication date: May 2008

Box size: 40 x 29 x 7.5 cm
Price: 250.00 / $350.00

Expo 58 and the Yugoslav pavilion by Vjenceslav Richter

Book by Jasna Galjer
The book is an accomplishment of a vast archive research work; the majority of its results
have had their first publishing in this book. The text is richly illustrated with photographs
and archive materials illustrations (more than 700 illustrations drawings, photographs,
facsimiles from contemporary magazines), including many previously unpublished, which
document the text with detailed data about particular aspects of the appearance at the
World Exhibition in Brussels in 1958, and about different sections of the display.
It is structured in several thematic units:
A historical overview of the world exhibitions and their cultural impact, primarily as a
phenomenon of modern times. The entire history of the world exhibitions, from their
beginnings to the World Exhibition in Brussels in 1958, is systematically and thoroughly
presented in this section of the book.
Presentation of the World Exhibition in Brussels in 1958 in the political context and from
the economical, philosophical, artistic and architectural aspects which define this event as
a symptom of that era. Almost all the exhibition units are exhaustively presented. The most
important pavilions and appearances of certain countries are particularly addressed.
The history of Croatias appearances at the world and big international exhibitions. The
emphasis is put on the most important and the most representative examples, such as
Paris 1925 and 1937, Barcelona 1929, New York 1939.
A separate thematic unit is dedicated to the Yugoslav appearance at the World Exhibition
in Brussels in 1958, which is shown as one of the most successful examples of promotion
of ultimate cultural values. In this context, Vjenceslav Richter's work has a key role which
this scientific study has brought out.
Presentation of the exhibition architecture of Vjenceslav Richter (1917-2002), one of
the most important authors in the history of Croatian architecture. A particularly complex
personality of Vjenceslav Richter, as an author, is regarded here from the exhibition
architecture and museum projects angle, while he was equally thriving as architect, townplanner, designer, graphic artist and sculptor, as well as theoretician and promoter of
architecture, town-planning and design.

Why this book is important:

The book points out that the Croatian modern architecture, therefore exhibition
concept as a modern medium of mass communication shown through the example
of this achievement, was entirely on the worldwide production quality level of its
The book gives an exhaustive and comprehensive overview of all world
exhibitions until and including the Expo 58.
Using the cultural-history method, it summarises the specific meaning that
appearances at world exhibitions have had in promotion of different states and
political systems.
A specific scientific contribution of this book lies in shedding more light on the role
of socialist Yugoslavia in the cold-war politics, as it was one of the few countries
that had not belonged to either block involved in the conflict.
The book gives an in-depth and systematic analysis of the phenomenon of
socialist modernism and its significance in promoting of the values of socialist
Annex to the book: Reprint of the brochure which was the integral part of the
first-prize winning competition project for the Yugoslav pavilion at Expo 58.
About the author: Dr. Jasna Galjer is art historian and professor at the Art
History department of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences University
of Zagreb. Until 2001, she worked as a curator of the design and architecture
collection of the Museum of Arts and Crafts is Zagreb. She is the author of the
following books: Likovna kritika u Hrvatskoj 1868.-1951. (Zagreb: Meandar, 2000),
Design of the Fifties in Croatia : From Utopia to Reality (Zagreb: Horetzky, 2004),
Expo 58 and the Yugoslav Pavilion by Vjenceslav Richter (Horetzky 2009) and
Arsovski (Horetzky 2010).
For her book Expo 58 and the Yugoslav pavilion by Vjenceslav Richter dr. Jasna
Galjer was awarded the 2009 National Yearly Award for Science in the field of
Human Sciences.
Language: Croatian/English
Size: 22x24 cm
Pages: 552
Illustrations: 632 b/w + 117 color
ISBN 978-953-7159-08-5
Price 36.00 / $49.00