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The Experimental Art of Rusian Children's Books project is part of the Read Russia 2012 books exhibiltion. This particular exhibit on Children's books was held in New York City on June 5-7, 2012.
This unique show included many attractions: an upscale version of Vladimir Lebedev’s 1925 alphabet book, the originals of books of the future from Moscow experimental letters, books and graphic constructions of the famous EDAS studio, which have long been recognized to be unique.
This show on Experimental Art will demonstrate an extensive research project: “Illustrated Children's Books in the History of Russia: 1881-1939,” which is composed of 2 volumes containing 1,800 illustrations. The unique author index of over 190 names includes brief biographical information and a glossary which represents years of research work. The exhibition will debut the English language edition of this award-winning publication.
The objective of this exhibition is to demostrate the continuity of the experimental experience of the past in the present Russian children’s illustrated books. This interconnection presents a new view at the ideological influence of early avant-garde and constructivism in the book production for children’s development and propaganda of the book culture.
The catalogue of the Experimental Art of Rusian Children's Books exhibit is now available for consultation on the website of the exhibition.
Please visit the website of the Exhibition.