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A catalogue of Russian avant-garde books 1912-1934 and 1969-2006.


A catalogue of Russian avant-garde The Russian avant-garde is an umbrella term used to define the large, influential wave of modern art that flourished in Russia from approximately 1890 to 1930 - although some place its beginning as early as 1850 and its end as late as 1960.  books 1912-1934 and 1969-2006.

Ed. by Peter W. Hellyer.

The British Library British Library, national library of Great Britain, located in London. Long a part of the British Museum, the library collection originated in 1753 when the government purchased the Harleian Library, the library of Sir Robert Bruce Cotton, and groups of manuscripts.  


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The lithograph Mystical Images of War includes angels assaulted by biplanes. The cover of Clay Pigeons, a book of verse, is dynamic in its flying typography typography (tīpŏg`rəfē), the art of printing from movable type. The term typographer is today virtually synonymous with a master printer skilled in the techniques of type and paper stock selection, ornamentation, and composition. . Richard Barthelmess is interrupted under his enormous hat on a book cover, and an exhibition program features two youths sharing a single eye. Hellyer, Russian curator in the Slavonic and East European Collections of the British Library, expands on the vast assortment of examples of futurist and constructivist con·struc·tiv·ism  
A movement in modern art originating in Moscow in 1920 and characterized by the use of industrial materials such as glass, sheet metal, and plastic to create nonrepresentational, often geometric objects.
 works while also presenting 400 additional entries in this edition, reflecting new discoveries and recent additions. Entries, which are sorted by artist, include translations of titles into English, provenance prov·e·nance  
1. Place of origin; derivation.

2. Proof of authenticity or of past ownership. Used of art works and antiques.
, and descriptions. Indices include those for artists, titles in Russian and English, and subjects. Hellyer includes 64 monochrome plates and helpful cross references. Distributed by the U. of Toronto Press.

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Date:Nov 1, 2006
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