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Situating El Lissitsky (Issues and Debates Series)
Nancy Perloff (Editor)
089236677X
June 2003
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The Struggle for Utopia
Victor Margolin
0226505154
June 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
Following World War I, a new artistic-social avant-garde emerged with the ambition to engage the artist in the building of social life. Through close readings of the works of Alexander Rodchenko, El Lissitzky, and László Moholy-Nagy whose careers covered a broad range of artistic practices and political situations, Victor Margolin examines the way these three artists negotiated the changing relations between their social ideals and the political realities they confronted. Focusing on the difficult relationship between art and social change, Margolin brings important new insights to the understanding of the avant-garde's role in a period of great political complexity.

"An ambitious effort. This book puts the masters of European Modernism into perfect focus as inventors, propagators, and...


The Struggle for Utopia: Rodchenko, Lissitzky, Moholy-Nagy
Victor Margolin
0226505162
June 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Following World War I, a new artistic-social avant-garde emerged with the ambition to engage the artist in the building of social life. Through close readings of the works of Alexander Rodchenko, El Lissitzky, and László Moholy-Nagy whose careers covered a broad range of artistic practices and political situations, Victor Margolin examines the way these three artists negotiated the changing relations between their social ideals and the political realities they confronted. Focusing on the difficult relationship between art and social change, Margolin brings important new insights to the understanding of the avant-garde's role in a period of great political complexity.

"An ambitious effort. This book puts the masters of European Modernism into perfect focus as inventors, propagators, and...


Lissitzky: Beyond the Abstract Cabinet: Photography, Design, Collaboration
Margarita Tupitsyn
0300081707
November 1999
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German


Ilja Ehrenburg & El Lissitzky: My Paris
Ilja Ehrenburg
3882439270
August 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Paris of Ilja Ehrenburg knows no Louvre or Notre Dame and shows the Eiffel Tower crouching behind shabby facades and building timber. The Paris in which the Russian revolutionary lived from 1908 to 1940 was a place in which completely normal people with little money and hope struggled through life. Ehrenburg photographed them at their doors and in cafés, at work and at rest, in their poverty and dignity, and wrote brief texts that describe them. My Paris is an impressive work of photographic social reporting, presenting portraits of the elderly and the young, workers and outcasts, standing in stark contrast to the glamorous Paris of so many idealized representations and memories. Originally published in Moscow in 1933 with an exceptionally clear typographic treatment by El Lissitzky that lends a gentle rhythm...


Had Gadya
Arnold Band
089236744X
February 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This illustrated version of the popular Passover song "Had gadya" was the wonderfully playful offspring of the avant-garde artist El Lissitzky (1890-1941). It dates to a little-known period early in his career when he immersed himself in the Jewish cultural renaissance that flourished in
Russia from roughly 1912 to the early 1920s. Signed with his Hebrew given name, this volume-with its wraparound cover, colorful lithographic montages, and stylized use of Yiddish and Aramaic words-celebrates Lissitzky's interest in Jewish folk traditions while looking forward to the dynamic graphic
and typographic designs for which he is best remembered.
This near-scale facsimile-including the rarely seen cover-allows readers to experience Lissitzky's Had gadya as originally envisioned. It is accompanied here by Nancy...


ISMs of Art: 1914-1924
Jean Hans Arp
3906700283
February 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Edited by Jean Hans Arp & El Lissitzky. Essay by Alois M. Muller. 9.75 x 10.5 in. 75 illustrations English/French/German


ABC: International Constructivist Architecture 1922-1939
Sima Ingberman
0262090317
May 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
Constructivism is widely thought of as a Russian phenomenon, but as Sima Ingberman shows in this first comprehensive study of the architectural group ABC, it was an influential international movement.

Established in 1924, the ABC group included Mart Stam of the Netherlands, El Lissitzky of the Soviet Union, and the Swiss architects Hans Schmidt, Hannes Meyer, Hans Wittwer, Paul Artaria, Emil Roth, and Werner Moser, among others. It became the foremost constructivist network outside the Soviet Union, producing designs for buildings in, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, Czechoslovakia, Mexico, and the United States. Some of these, like the Van Nelle factory and the Halle Airport Restaurant, have become significant landmarks of the modern movement.

Ingberman brings to light a rich array of...


An Atlas of Rare City Maps: Comparative Urban Design, 1830-1842
Melville C. Branch
1568980736
November 1997
Hardcover
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Amazon.com
For the visual historians among us, An Atlas of Rare City Maps is a cartographic feast. It presents 40 map plans of cities in Europe, Russia, the United States, and Asia--all published in the 19th century by England's Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, and all commissioned and drawn within a period of 13 years. See Munich, Calcutta, Dublin, and Warsaw, Madrid, Moscow, and New York as they once were, and relish the hand-colored, hand-lettered steel engravings. The maps are artistic gems, representative of an era of skill, and reproduced in fine detail.

From Library Journal
Princeton Architectural, dist. by Chronicle. 1997. 102p. illus. maps. LC Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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ABC
Mart Stam
3906700631
Jan 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Edited by Mart Stam, Hans Schmidt, El Lissitzky & Emil Roth. 10.25 x 14 in. illustrated throughout English/German


Avant-Garde Graphics, 1918-1934
Lutz Becker (Editor)
1853322385
February 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Avant-garde artists of the 1920s and 30s discovered a new role, that of designers for the printing industry--what is today known as graphic design. As illustrated by the numerous stunning, high quality, color reproductions in this book, designers stripped away printers' ornaments and drawn illustrations; they no longer created captions on the page; and they brought in abstract, geometrical forms, photographs, plain typefaces and simple lettering, white space, and asymmetrical layouts. Included are examples of posters, prints, book designs, and political and commercial ephemera. Avant-Garde Graphics focuses on the designs of many of the leading practitioners of the Modern movement working between 1918 and 1934--from the Dutch members of the De Stijl and the German Bauhaus to the Constructivists of the USSR and central...


The Blue Four Collection at the Norton Simon Museum
Vivien Endicott Barnett
0300096356
November 2002
Hardcover
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Choice
"[P]rovides history and documentation essential for understanding the influence of Scheyer, Kandinsky, Klee, Jawlensky, and Feininger on American art."

Book Description
A famous art collector, dealer, and indomitable champion of modern art, Emmy (Galka) Scheyer (1889-1945) is best known as the founder of the Blue Four artists' group, whose members were Lyonel Feininger, Paul Klee, Alexei Jawlensky, and Vasily Kandinsky. Through her contacts with the art world in Europe and America, Scheyer acquired a remarkable collection of paintings, works on paper, and sculpture. This book presents almost five hundred items from the collection, reproducing most in full color. It features numerous works by the Blue Four, as well as those by eminent European artists and artists Scheyer knew in...

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