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The books listed here have extensive bibliographies on their subjects. The references below are good places to begin.


McMurtrie, Douglas C. The Book. Covici-Friede, 1931.

Harthan, John. The History of the Illustrated Book. Thames and Hudson, 1981.

Morison, Stanley and Kenneth Day. The Typographic Book 1450-1935. University of Chicago Press, 1963.

Carter, John and Percy H. Muir (ed.). Printing and the Mind of Man. Holt Rinehart Winston, 1967.

On Contemporary Artist Books

Lyons, Joan. Artists Books. Visual Studies Workshop Press, 1987.

Drucker, Johanna. The Century of Artist Books. Granary Books, 1995.

On Dada and Surrealist Books

Riese Hubert, Rene. Surrealism and the Book. University of California Press, 1988.

On Russian Futurist and Constructivist Books

The following is provided courtesy of Howard Schickler:

Busch-Reisinger Museum (Nisbet, Peter, curator). EL Lissitzky,1890-1941. Harvard University. Cambridge, MA, 1987.

Compton, Susan P. The World Backwards: Russian Futurist Books 1912-16. The British Library, 1978.

Compton, Susan. Russian Avant-Garde Books, 1917-1934, (Vol. 2). The MIT Press. Cambridge, MA, 1993.

Janacek, Gerald. The Look of Russian Literature: Avant-Garde Visual Experiments 1900-1930. Princeton University Press. Princeton, NJ, 1984.

Lissitzky-Koppers, Sophie. El Lissitzky: Life , Letters and Texts. Thames and Hudson Ltd. London, 1980.

Khan-Magomedov, Selim. Rodchenko: The Complete Work The MIT Press. Cambridge, MA, 1987.

Karginov, German. Rodchenko Thames and Hudson Ltd. London, 1979.

Markov, Vladimir. Russian Futurism: A History University of California Press. Berkeley, CA,1968.

Tarasenkov, A. Russkie poety XX veka, 1905-1955 (20th-century Russian poetry, 1905-1955). Sovetsky pisatel. Moscow, 1966.

Van-Abbemuseum. El Lissitzky ,1890-1941 Municipal Van Abbemuseum. The Netherlands, Eindhoven, 1990.

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