The Russian Avant-Garde Book 1910–1934

Mar 28–May 21, 2002


Solomon Telingater. Slovo predostavliaetsia Kirsanovu (Kirsanov Has the ‘Right of Word’) by Semen Kirsanov. Moscow: Gos. izd-vo (State Publishing House), 1930. Edition: 3,000. Letterpress. Page: 7 13/16 × 3 7/16″ (19.9 × 8.8 cm). Wraparound cover. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of The Judith Rothschild Foundation
  • MoMA, Floor 2

Featuring some 300 books, this is the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted exclusively to the illustrated books made during this enormously creative period. Prompted by an extraordinary gift to MoMA of more than 1,000 Russian avant-garde illustrated books from The Judith Rothschild Foundation, New York, the exhibition represents all the significant artistic developments of the period with works by Kazimir Malevich, Olga Rozanova, Natalia Goncharova, El Lissitzky, Aleksandr Rodchenko, and many others.

Organized by Deborah Wye, Chief Curator, Department of Prints and Illustrated Books, and Margit Rowell, Guest Curator.

This exhibition is supported by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art.

The accompanying publication is jointly funded by The Judith Rothschild Foundation and the Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund.

Additional funding is provided by Anna Marie and Robert F. Shapiro, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, The Cowles Charitable Trust, and Joanne M. Stern.


  • The Russian Avant-Garde Book 1910-1934 Hardcover, 296 pages
  • The Russian avant-garde book 1910-1934 Out of print, 312 pages
  • El libro ruso de vanguardia, 1910-1934 : a partir del la colección en The Museum of Modern Art, New York, donación de la Judith Rothschild Foundation Out of print, 312 pages
  • The Russian avant-garde book, 1910-1934 : [brochure] March 28-May 21, 2002 Out of print, 12 pages
  • Press release 2 pages


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