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Antiquarian book dealers are as important a resource for design historians (and history buffs) as research libraries and archives. Knowledgeable dealers are essential to scholarship. So, from time to time I will showcase antiquarians that focus on the design fields. In this installment, meet Vloemans Antiquarian Books in The Hague (top and below) and Productive Arts in Cleveland, Ohio (middle and bottom).
 
Vloemans Antiquarian Books, founded in 1932, are specialists in books, periodicals, and documents on the Bauhaus, Constructivism, Dada, De Stijl, Functionalism, Futurism,
Modernism, Poetism, Surrealism, Typography, the Czech and Romanian avant-garde movements, and more, including Berlewi, Brancusi, Doesburg,
Huszar, Janco, Kassak, Lissitzky, Man Ray, Marinetti, Moholy-Nagy,
Schuitema, Schwitters, Styrsky, Teige, Toyen, and Zwart.
 
Productive Arts features Russian and Soviet art and photo related
books, magazines, publications, posters, and ephemera from before the revolution through the Constructivist period and Socialist Realism. They feature graphics designed by Tatlin, Rodchenko, Stepanova, Malevich, Lissitzky, Klutsis, Stenberg Brothers, Naumov,
Deineka, Troshin, Pinus, Pimenov, Lebedev, Dlugach, and Konashevich. 
 


About Steven Heller

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes a weekly column for The Atlantic online and is the "Visuals" Columnist for the New York Times Book Review. He is also the author of over 160 books on design and visual culture. And he is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.

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