For Throwback Thursday from the Guggenheim Library and Archives, explore some of our favorite books featuring work by Kandinsky, Franz Marc, and more. A selection of these books have been digitized and available online free: http://gu.gg/KfgVC
Edwards, Ron. 1950. The storm: written and illustrated, with linoleum blocks. Australia: [s.l.]. HR NE791.E38 S76
Kandinsky, Wassily, and Franz Marc. 1914. Der Blaue Reiter. HR N6868.5.E9 K16 1914
Piper, Raymond Frank. 1956.The hungry eye; an introduction to cosmic art. Los Angeles: DeVorss. HR N70 .P48
M. Knoedler & Co, and Louis Carré. 1937. Toulouse-Lautrec, paintings, drawings, posters; loan exhibition for the benefit of the Musée d’Albi, France, November 15 to December 11, 1937, at the galleries of M. Knoedler and Company, inc. … New York City. [New York]: [The Spiral Press]. HR ND553.T7 K6 1937
Hettinger, Eugen. 1962. Quellen indischer Weisheit: Gedanken und Blumen. St. Gallen: Leobuchhandlung. HR PN6095.I45 Q4 1962
Kandinsky, Wassily, and Max Bill. 1951. Wassily Kandinsky. Paris: Maeght. HR ND699.K3 B48
Walden, Herwarth. 1918.Expressionismus, die Kunstwende. Berlin: Verlag der Sturm. HR N6868.E9 W161
A book’s cover is the first thing a reader sees and it can make a lasting impression, good or bad, that never really goes away. Even though teachers, parents, and even librarians have taught us to not judge books by their covers, the library staff decided to actively break that rule and highlight some books with particularly winsome covers.
These books were pulled from the Hilla Rebay Library, located within the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Library Special Collections, based solely on their eye-catching covers. Three of them have been digitized and are available on Internet Archive as part of Art Resources from the Mid-20th Century, a METRO-funded collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art.