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The Russian Avant-Garde Book

Door Margit Rowell e.a.

Categorie
Boekdrukkunst & Boeken
Boeknummer
#238022
Titel
The Russian Avant-Garde Book
Auteur
Rowell, Margit & Deborah Wye
Boektype
Gebonden hardcover
Druk
2e druk
Uitgeverij
New York, The Muserum of Modern Art
Jaar van uitgave
2003
ISBN10
0870700073
ISBN13
9780870700071
Taal
Engels
Beschrijving
Essays by Jared Ash, Gerald Janecek, Nina Gurianova, Margit Rowell and Deborah Wye.
Samenvatting

Russian avant-garde books made between 1910 and 1934 reflect a vivid and tumultuous period in that nation's history that had ramifications for art, society, and politics. The early books, with their variously sized pages of coarse paper, illustrations entwined with printed, hand-written, and stamped texts, and provocative covers, were intended to shock academic conventions and bourgeois sensibilities. After the 1917 Revolution, books appeared with optimistic designs and photomontage meant to reach the masses and symbolize a rational, machine-led future. Later books showcased modern Soviet architecture and industry in the service of the government's agenda. Major artists adopted the book format during these two decades. They include Natalia Goncharova, El Lissitzky, Kazimir Malevich, Alek
... (Lees verder)sandr Rodchenko, Olga Rozanova, the Stenberg brothers, Varvara Stepanova, and others. These artists often collaborated with poets, who created their own transrational language to accompany the imaginative illustrations. Three major artistic movements, Futurism, Suprematism, and Constructivism, that developed during this period in painting and sculpture also found their echo in the book format. This publication accompanied an exhibition of Russian avant-garde books at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. All of the books in the exhibition and this publication are part of a gift to the Museum from The Judith Rothschild Foundation.
Pagina's
304
Conditie
Goed
Prijs
€ 85,00

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