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Futur antérieur. L’ avant-garde et le livre yiddish (1914–1939)

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Translated title Anterior Future. The Avant-garde Yiddish Book (1914–1939)
Editor & Curator

Nathalie Hazan-Brunet.

Co-curator

Ada Ackerman.

Imprint

Paris, France, 2009. 271 pp., illustrations: 373 col., 133 b&w, 28 × 24.5 cm. French.

ISBN

9782081225398

Location

Musée d’ Art et d’ Histoire du Judaïsme (11 February–17 May 2009)

Description

A Jewish avant-garde movement born in Russia and Poland, whose primary expression was the Yiddish book. Three essays on 1. Ashkenazic culture 1860–1940 (Seth L. Wolitz), 2. The illustration of Jewish books (Hillel [Gregory] Kazovsky), and 3. Popular sources for this new art (including manuscripts, tombstones, and papercuts) (Ruth Apter-Gabriel). Biographical sketches. List of exhibits according to artist. 216 items.

main keywords

AVANT-GARDE, RUSSIANBOOK ILLUSTRATIONGRAPHIC ARTSPOLANDPRINTED BOOKSRUSSIA/SOVIET UNIONYIDDISH BOOK ART

minor keywords

Chagall, MarcJewish artistsLissitzky, ElMizrachPapercutsSukkah decorations, UshpizinTombstones, art/iconographyYiddish literature

Related ephemera

Invitation to reception celebrating the exhibition’s opening, postcard, 10 × 15 cm; Invitation to exhibition opening, folded card, 1 col. illus., 21 × 15 cm; Press packet, 15 pp., 9 col. figs., 29.6 × 20.9 cm; Exhibition booklets with description of exhibition and principal artists, 21 × 15 cm. English and French; Errata, leaflet, 4 pp., 29.6 × 21 cm; Summary of the exhibition in the Museum’s monthly journal, February/June 2009, p. 9.

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