Russian and Ukrainian Avant-Garde and Constructivist Books and Serials in The New York Public Library: A First Census & Listing of Artists Represented
Compiled by Robert H. Davis, Jr., and Margaret Sandler. Introduction by Gail Harrison Roman and Robert H. Davis. Jr.
Russian and Ukrainian Avant-Garde books and journals represent a particularly intriguing chapter in the complex history of Russian book culture. A manifestation of the incredible outburst of creativity and productivity that marked the culturally exciting decades surrounding the Russian Revolution, the Civil War, and the NEP, the movement affected every aspect of book production, from the content of the text to its typographical design, layout, publication, and distribution. The New York Public Library's holdings in this area represent an unusually large and distinguished group of works that encompass the finest experimental literature combined with innovative design. This catalogue, part of The New York Public Library Slavic, Baltic, and Eurasian Resource Series, includes printed books and manuscripts by Russian and Ukrainian artists and writers identified with the Futurist and Constructivist movement who were active in the homelands and/or in emigration during the period circa 1907 to 1970. Each entry includes title, place of publication, pagination, and some NYPL copy-specific information. NYPL and British Library classmarks are also given, as are selective notes on artists or authors represented in a work.
100 pages. Published by Norman Ross Publishing Inc., 1998.
Hardcover. $40.00. ISBN 0-88354-383-4.