Kazimir Malevich in the Russian Museum
Kazimir Malevich in the Russian Museum. 450 pages with 380 color and 113 black-and-white illustrations. Format: 31.5 × 24.5 cm. St. Petersburg, 2000. English.
This is the first ever publication of the entire collection of works by Kazimir Malevich at the State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg). The book contains articles on the artist’s oeuvre, color plates of all his works, and reverse sides of his canvases, including many X-radiographs. The appendix section archive documents covering Malevich’s correspondence and the memoirs of the artist’s contemporaries.
Natalia Goncharova: The Russian Years. 342 pages with 219 color and 179 black-and-white illustrations. Format: 24.5 × 30.5 cm. St. Petersburg, 2002. English.
This publication is the most comprehensive catalog of the works of Natalia Goncharova’s Russian period, including information on works not on show at the exhibition. The album reproduces four-hundred works from various museums, galleries and private collections, brought together for the first time. Each section is accompanied by articles. The appendix includes a list of Natalia Goncharova’s works and their whereabouts compiled by Ilya Zdanevich (1913) and an archive section of texts on Goncharova and her contemporaries, unpublished newspaper articles, reviews of her one-woman shows (1913-14), photographs and a chronicle of the artist’s life and work.
Collage in Russia: XX Century
Collage in Russia: XX Century. Palace Editions, St Petersburg, 2005. 392 pages; 620 colored illustrations. Format: 24.5 × 33.5 cm. English.
The publication includes articles by St Petersburg and Moscow experts describing peculiarities of development of collage in Russia and its history in the 20th century. The structure of the book corresponds to the exhibition plan and contains the following sections: texture, applications, decoupage, assemblage, “rag paintings”, photomontage, reproduction collage, objects and computer collage. The main peculiarity of the publication is a detailed description of a technique of each work, i.e. this is an attempt to show the “formula of author’s world-building”. The book reproduces major part of works presented at the exhibition. Many works are published for the first time. The catalog is supplemented with biographies of artists.