Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Russian Avant-Garde Book 1910-1934

Margit Rowell and Deborah Wye - The Russian Avant-Garde Book 1910-1934 (2002)

Exhibit page

Something of a companion to the last post, this one from an exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art (the download link is on the exhibit page below the book cover).

The works range from futurists to constructivists to socialist propaganda with a variety of novels, political statements and children's books.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Photomontage Between the Wars (1918-1939)

Photomontage Between the Wars (1918-1939) (2012)

Page link

Another book that's not public domain but which can be legally downloaded.

This is a fantastic catalog to a 2012 exhibition at Madrid's FundaciĆ³n Juan March.  There are reproductions of dozens of works ranging from political flyers to advertisements to Upton Sinclair book jackets.  The catalog has the usual introductory essays (you can download it in Spanish and English editions); writings contemporary with the work from Tschichold, Aragon, Hoch and others; and the catalog of a 1931 exhibition on the same topic.

All of the foundation's catalogs can be downloaded.  Others that seem promising are on Arcimboldo, Schwitters, surrealism in the graphic arts, Malevich.  The older ones appear to be Spanish-only.