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Turning the Pages: William M. R. French's 1889 Travel Notebook
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The first director of the Art Institute's notebook of observations and experiences during a trip to Europe in 1889.
Turning the Pages: William M. R. French's 1889 Travel Notebook
Turning the Pages: Devotional Scrapbook, 1798
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Placidus Sprenger, a Benedictine monk, print historian, and librarian in eighteenth-century Bavaria, collected devotional prints when these pilgrimage souvenirs had become less spiritually central to...
Turning the Pages: Devotional Scrapbook, 1798
Turning the Pages: Kazimir Malevich (Russian, Born Ukraine, 1878-1935), A Game in Hell: A Poem (Igra v adu), 1914
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Kazimir Malevich put a Cubist and Neoprimitive spin on Russian Futurist books from 1912 to 1914. This one illustrates a poem on the exploits of the devil attempting to trap sinners via the title...
Turning the Pages: Kazimir Malevich (Russian, Born Ukraine, 1878-1935), <em>A Game in Hell: A Poem</em> (<em>Igra v adu</em>), 1914
Turning the Pages: Chinese Handscroll, Street Scenes in Times of Peace, mid 14th century
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Over 475 human figures populate this over-20-foot-long handscroll, documenting a relatively undiscovered subject in the fourteenth century: the common people. See more handscrolls in motion at the...
Turning the Pages: Chinese Handscroll, <em>Street Scenes in Times of Peace</em>, mid 14th century
Turning the Pages: Presentation copy of Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), Le Chef d'oeuvre inconnu (The Unknown Masterpiece), 1931
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Pablo Picasso's The Unknown Masterpiece is an exuberantly illustrated rendition of Honoré de Balzac's nineteenth-century short story about the power and potential tragedy of artistic...
Turning the Pages: Presentation copy of Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), <em>Le Chef d'oeuvre inconnu</em> (<em>The Unknown Masterpiece</em>), 1931
Turning the Pages: Marion Perkins (American, 1908-1961), Sketchbook (Regent), by 1961
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African American sculptor Marion Perkins lived and worked in Chicago after moving there from Arkansas in 1916. Initially self taught, he had some training through the South Side Community Arts Center...
Turning the Pages: Marion Perkins (American, 1908-1961), <em>Sketchbook (Regent)</em>, by 1961
Turning the Pages: Daniel Burlyuk (American, born Ukraine, 1882-1967) and Vladimir Burlyuk (Ukrainian, 1887-1917), Tango with Cows (Tango s Korovami), 1914
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Tango with Cows is a supremely fine example of Russian Futurism in print. Subtitled "Ferro-Concrete Poems", this collection was printed in letterpress on wallpaper samples, the sheets cut at...
Turning the Pages: Daniel Burlyuk (American, born Ukraine, 1882-1967) and Vladimir Burlyuk (Ukrainian, 1887-1917), <em>Tango with Cows</em> (<em>Tango s Korovami</em>), 1914
Turning the Pages: Nathalia Goncharova (Russian, 1881-1962), Anchorites; Anchoress: Two Poems (Pustynniki; Pustynnitsa: Dve poemy), 1913
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Nathalia Goncharova produced several of these cheaply-made, pocket-sized illustrated books with copious lithographs in an attempt with her Russian avant-garde group of writers and artists to create...
Turning the Pages: Nathalia Goncharova (Russian, 1881-1962), <em>Anchorites; Anchoress: Two Poems</em> (<em>Pustynniki; Pustynnitsa: Dve poemy</em>), 1913
Turning the Pages: Christina Ramberg (1946–1995), Sketchbook, 1977-1982
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Christina Ramberg is one of the Chicago Imagists who exhibited in the 1960's and 1970's. Her notebook contains fragments and sketches of costumes and clothing that are referenced in her drawings and...
Turning the Pages: Christina Ramberg (1946–1995), Sketchbook, 1977-1982
Turning the Pages: Chinese Handscroll, Yang Pu Moving His Family, late 13th century
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This anonymous 13th-century Chinese handscroll adopts large-scale figures to enhance the dramatic parting of a scholar from his home province.
Turning the Pages: Chinese Handscroll, <em>Yang Pu Moving His Family</em>, late 13th century
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