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MOMA's Collection of Illustrated Books
December 13, 2007 9:03 PM   Subscribe

MOMA has around 400 images from its collection of illustrated books available online. It's heavy on the works of the early 20th Century European avant-garde, especially the Russian Futurists, though it extends into the present day. Here are a few of the images that I liked: Aleksei Krucenykh and Kirill Zdanevich, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Olga Rozanova, Ekaterina Turova, El Lissitzky, Max Ernst, Raymond Pettibon, Vasily Kandinsky and Natalia Goncharova.

As a bonus here's El Lissitzky's lovely children's book, About 2 Squares.
posted by Kattullus (11 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

 
Thanks to languagehat for pointing me towards About 2 Squares in a comment to my previous post about blogger Owen Hatherley.
posted by Kattullus at 9:10 PM on December 13, 2007


Hmmm, not sure about the logo for the Red Studio looks like someone got whacked.
posted by mattoxic at 10:03 PM on December 13, 2007


Great post, thanks!
posted by peacay at 10:43 PM on December 13, 2007


Was just reading about Mayakovskiy and Russian Futurism earlier today. Nice post!
posted by TrialByMedia at 12:14 AM on December 14, 2007


This post has put me in a state of grace. Cheers!
posted by The Salaryman at 6:08 AM on December 14, 2007


If you like this, you'll like The Russian Avant-Garde Book and Children's books of the Early Soviet Era (via hama7's MeFi post).

Thanks for the post!
posted by languagehat at 6:41 AM on December 14, 2007


way cool - i can't pick a few faves becasue most of it is pretty damn cool. thanks.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 7:00 AM on December 14, 2007


If you like this, you'll like The Russian Avant-Garde Book

I'm glad I went to that show so I can skip the flash maze.
posted by StickyCarpet at 7:36 AM on December 14, 2007


*swoons*
posted by scody at 1:46 PM on December 14, 2007


preeeeeetty.

Thanks so much!
posted by winna at 7:33 PM on December 14, 2007


What is it 1997 again? Wouldn't want those page load times negatively affected by obnoxiously large images.
posted by Sukiari at 5:20 PM on December 15, 2007


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