El Lissitzky’s About 2 Squares: In 6 Constructions: A Suprematist Tale
This is a book that is definitely on my wish list of things to purchase one day when I am wealthy!
El Lissitzky’s first suprematist book is a story about how two squares, one red, one black, transform a world. It is Lissitzky’s “scientific romance,” an allegory of the fourth dimension and its effect on the three-dimensional world. When it was first published in Berlin in 1922, About 2 Squares presented a radical rethinking of what a book was, demonstrating a new way of organizing typography on a page and relating it to visual images. It marked the beginning of a new graphic art and is among the most important publications in the history of the avant-garde in typography and graphic design. – Taken from The MIT Press website.