Introduction with 30 photographs plus a timeline of the most important political, cultural, scientific and sporting events that took place during the movement; 35 most important works and artists included.
The Russian Avant-Garde was born at the turn of the 20th century in pre-revolutionary Russia. Intellectual and cultural turmoil had then reached a peak and provided fertile soil for the formation of the movement. For many artists influenced by European art, the movement represented a way of liberating themselves from the social and aesthetic constraints of the past. It was these Avant-Garde artists who, through their immense creativity, gave birth to abstract art, thereby elevating Russian culture to a modern level. Such painters as Kandinsky, Malevitch, Gontcharova, Larionov, and Tatline, to name but a few, had a definitive impact on 20th-century art.
Lahor, Jean Art Nouveau / Jean Lahor. - Sirrocco, 2007. - 199 p.
Art Nouveau. ISBN: 1840138912
Art Nouveau designates a decorative and architectural style developed in the 1880s and 1890s in the West. Born in reaction to the industrial revolution and to the creative vacuum left behind in its wake, Art Nouveau was at the heart of a "renaissance" in the decorative arts. The primary objective of the movement was the creation of a new aesthetic of Nature through a return to the study of natural subjects. In order to achieve this, such artists as Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser, Antoni Gaudi, Jan Toorop, and William Morris favoured innovation in technique and novelty of forms.
Lawther, Gail Easy to Make Applique / Gail Lawther; editor Eve Harlow. - Anaya Publishers Ltd, 2003. - 96 p.
Le Corbusier / ed. by Paco Asensio; photogr. by Anriet Denis. - teNeues, 2003. - 79,  p.: ill.
ed. by Paco Asensio
Le Corbusier (1887-1965) is, along with Mies van der Rohe, one of the 20th century's most famous and most admired architects: he was a painter and theorist as well as an architect, and his influence was felt on every continent. Although his ideas on city planning began to be fiercely criticized at the end of the 1960s, his architectural work is still considered one of the landmarks of the modern movement.
"Mark Rothko. A Consummated Experience between Picture and Onlooker" / Concept Oliver Wick. - Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2001. - 203 p. - (U.S.).
"Mark Rothko. A Consummated Experience between Picture and Onlooker".