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The Russian Avant-Garde Book 1910–1934

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Authors & Curators

Margit Rowell, Deborah Wye.

Collection

The Judith Rothschild Foundation.

Imprint

New York City, USA, 2002. 304 pp., illustrations: 594 col., 62 b&w, 28 × 25.5 cm. English.

ISBN

0870700073

Location

Museum of Modern Art (28 March–21 May 2002)

Description

A monumental exhibition and publication celebrating the donation of some 1,100 illustrated books and 100 other works related to the Russian avant-garde movement of the early 20th C. Five catalog essays. Exhibits presented in three main chronological sections, each with several sub-categories. Jewish artists (especially El Lissitzky) featured throughout. Jewish themes and artists discussed in “Vernacular Variations and Judaica, 1916–1923” (pp. 130–144). Lissitzky and Marc Chagall feature prominently in “Books for Children (1917–31)” (pp. 166–179). Basic listing. 1233 items.

main keywords

AVANT-GARDE, RUSSIANBOOK ILLUSTRATIONCHAGALL, MARCCHILDREN’S BOOKSLISSITZKY, ELPRINTED BOOKSRUSSIA/SOVIET UNION

minor keywords

Yiddish literature

Other venues

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (4 November 2002–27 January 2003); Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (24 September 2003–25 January 2004)

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