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Russian Modernism

Introduction by Jean-Louis Cohen
Compilation by David Woodruff and Ljiljana Grubišić

This comprehensive bibliography of the Russian Modernist holdings of the Getty Research Institute comprises both published and unpublished material dating from approximately 1905 to 1941. During this era, the entire realm of publications in Russia was affected by the confluence of unprecedented changes in the political sphere and an extraordinary explosion of new artistic strategies.

The Getty Research Institute's collection includes Russian and foreign-language translations of Russian texts, exhibition and museum catalogues, children's books, limited editions, journals, lithographs, offprints, pamphlets, collected papers, photographic albums, plays, portfolios, posters, songs, and typescripts.

Librarians, scholars of Russian history, art, and Slavic language, students of graphic design, and rare book dealers can use this extensive listing of Russian Modernist resources to learn more about many of the innovative, and often ephemeral, publications of this era.

Jean-Louis Cohen (1949-2023) authored over 30 books on architectural history and was a preeminent authority on Le Corbusier. David Woodruff is special collections cataloger in the Resource Collections of the Getty Research Institute. Ljiljana Grubišić is serials cataloger for specialized and rare art periodicals at the Getty Research Institute, where she also participates in the collection development of Russian Modernist holdings.

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224 pages
7 x 10 inches
21 color and 18 b/w illustrations
ISBN 978-0-89236-385-8

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