Lviv, 1933. 122-144 pp: ill. 24x17 cm. In original constructivist wrappers. Good, covers detached, tears of the spine, some foxing.
Very rare. Constructivist cover design produced by Ukrainian artist Pavlo Kovzhun (1896-1939) who presented the title in Ukrainian, French, English and German. He stood at the forefront of Polish Ukrainian art and has become a notable figure in the history of Ukrainian book design creating covers, illustrations and bookplates. He was a founding member of the Association of Independent Ukrainian Artists and an author of several monographs about contemporary Ukrainian artists.
An issue of a monthly magazine promoting mass propaganda of beekeeping. It was published during the economic revival of Ukrainian culture under the rule of Poland. Appeared in 1914, the magazine was soon closed and reopened in 1928. It was issued by ‘Sel’s’kii gospodar’ [i.e. The Rural Governor] preserving national isolation and economic development. One of the pioneers of apiculture, Petro Prokopovych (1775–1850) lived and worked in Ukraine, so commercial beekeeping gained enormous importance in this country. This issue overviews activity of the Institution for Bee Research in Hohen Neuendorf and work of Ludwig Armbruster (1886-1973) who is considered one of the outstanding bee scientists of the 20th century. The edition contains his portrait and photographs featuring a biological laboratory, test hive and local hive museum.
The only copy of this issue is located in Cornell University.
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