The Russian futurist movement was a leading force in the early Soviet avant-garde. Originally inspired by the Italian Futurists, the Russian movement of the same name was very much its own movement, with a distinctive, instantly recognizable group of writers and artists. In contrast to the Italian Futurists, who primarily worked in plastic media like painting and sculpture, the Russian Futurist movement was primarily literary. This LibGuide focuses primarily on this literary tradition in Russian Futurism, centering the artists' books that were produced as a collaboration between writers and visual artists.
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