Archive for the ‘1930s’ Category
NisN posts have been few and far between. I have been busy at work (& offline) crafting new projects for a book. We’re finishing up this week and I’ll be back in the computer saddle. I’ve also been enjoying the glories of spring spending time outdoors hiking & biking. BS & I started a new blog Day Tripper to document our weekend explorations outside NYC.
NisN research assignment requested by August Heffner on Varvara Stepanova, Russian constructivist. She was professor of textile design at the Vkhutemas (Higher Technical Artistic Studios) while continuing typography, book design and contributing to the magazine L.E.F. —What a total knock out! There is this book, this article, and I only wish there was a show on Varvara and not just her husband, Rodchenko. Totally unfair. Thanks August for the Varvara tip!
Matt and I took a second trip to the NYPL. Many thanks to craft minded librarian, Jessica Pigza who brought us some old timey craft books to help in our research. The Art Teacher by Pedro J. Lemos first published in 1931 is pictured above. These pics are from ebay – first edition is for sale. Totally beautiful with excellent projects for children (and adults!).