Set contains 215 titles (monographs, serials and documents) of the history of modern Russian and Ukrainian art. It encompasses critical literature, illustrated books, and art periodicals. The collection contains texts by such artists as Wassily Kandinsky, Pavel Filonov, Kazimir Malevich and Anatoliĭ Petrytskyĭ; publications of art groups such as the Jack of Diamonds (Bubnovyĭ valet) and Makovet͡s; theoretical tracts by Nikolaĭ Tarabukin and Boris Kushner; and books by well-known critics such as I͡Akov Tugendkholʹd, Ėrikh Gollerbakh, and Nikolaĭ Punin. The collection also offers a selection of early 20th century art-related serials. These historical sources of pre- and post-revolutionary art reflect the diversity of artistic thought in the first thirty years of the 20th century, the intense discussions about the nature of the new art, its form, and its aims.
Consists of approximately 160,000 bibliographical entries for 75,000 individuals from the earliest times to the end of the dynasty of the Romanovs in 1917. Compiled from more than 150 source works published between 1827 and 1995.