Graphic Modernism from the Baltic to the Balkans, 1910-1935
S. A. Mansbach, with Wojciech Jan Siemaszkiewicz, with an essay by Robert H. Davis, Jr., and Edward Kasinec.
In this visually stunning companion volume to a New York Public Library exhibition, art historian S. A. Mansbach offers an overview of the progressive eastern European graphic artists and writers who, in the first four decades of the 20th century, redefined and reshaped culture and its social meanings as they sought to comprehend and interpret the dynamics of a modern, postwar age. Illustrated in color with more than 50 examples of modernist publications, it includes works on paper by such artists as El Lissitzky, Laszla Moholy-Nagy, Karel Teige, Niklavs Strunke, Victor Brauner, and others, all drawn from the Library's extensive holdings of eastern and southeastern European materials. The volume also includes an essay on the growth and development of the Library's collections in this field, as well as a checklist of the exhibition.
80 pages, 63 illustrations. Published by The New York Public Library, 2007.
Hardcover. $25.00. ISBN 978-0-87104-459-4.
Available online from The Library Shop