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Transrational Boog (Zaumnaia gniga)

A work made of book with nine color linocuts and collage on ivory, tan, brown, and blue papers and collaged cover, stapled.

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  • A work made of book with nine color linocuts and collage on ivory, tan, brown, and blue papers and collaged cover, stapled.

Date:

1916

Artist:

Ol’ga Rozanova (Russian, 1886–1918)
written by Aleksei Kruchenykh (Russian, 1886–1968) and Roman Jakobson (Russian, 1896–1982)

About this artwork

Books by progressive Russian artists and poets, made between the revolutions of 1905 and 1917, aimed to overthrow conventions of art and society simultaneously. Their makers believed that art and language needed to become immediate and real—part of everyday life—and as a result these Futurist books were willfully made with cheap materials, and appeared purposely unrefined, as if they were products of wild and primitive behavior.

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Artist

Ol'ga Vladimirovna Rozanova

Title

Transrational Boog (Zaumnaia gniga)

Origin

Russia

Date

1916

Medium

Book with nine color linocuts and collage on ivory, tan, brown, and blue papers and collaged cover, stapled

Dimensions

220 x 200 x 5 mm

Credit Line

Frederick W. Renshaw Acquisition Fund

Reference Number

2009.271

Extended information about this artwork

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