Book Design and Illustration

Collection Description

Book design and illustration were fertile areas of artistic practice in the major aesthetic movements of the modern era. The Wolfsonian’s library has many examples of notable book design, from turn-of-the century Dutch Nieuwe Kunst book bindings to avant-garde designs representing the Futurist, Constructivist, and Surrealist movements. Among the many outstanding book designers or illustrators in the collection are Fortunato Depero, El Lissitzky, Karel Teige, and Americans Will Bradley, Lynd Ward, Hugo Gellert, and Rockwell Kent.