List of selected artworks. Maps for the tour in the museum





  • Exhibition view. Nikolái Ilín. Tengo ciertas ideas sobre las cubiertas con tipos de imprenta, 2003
    01 april, 2003 - 27 may, 2003
    Program: Biblioteca y Centro de Documentación

    Nikolái Vasílievich Ilín (Nizhni Nòvgorod, Russia, 1894 - Moscow, 1954) is a pioneer of graphic art in Russia. His contribution to the field of editorial design is virtually unknown beyond Russia's borders.

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  • Varvara Stepanova. Ominous Laughter: Rosta Windows, by Vladimir Maiakovskii, 1932. Biblioteca y Centro de Documentación, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
    February 11 - May 5, 2003
    Program: Biblioteca y Centro de Documentación

    The book, used to disseminate written knowledge, broadens its use as a format and develops variations as it becomes an object of art. Therefore, there are differences between the livre d’artiste and artist's book - the first contains etchings, lithographs, screen prints and xylographs engraved by hand, and is published in limited, numbered editions that are intended for collectors. One of the earliest examples is Pierre Bonnard's Parallèlement (1900), containing poems by Paul Verlaine. However, the artist's book is developed later; the artist that devises it is interested in the book as a format and its access to a wider public with large print runs at a low cost. Twenty-six Gasoline Stations (1962) by Ed Ruscha is is one of the first examples of this genre.

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