Visit our free library dedicated to the history and theory of Russian and international contemporary art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
With 4,000 current members and a space six times bigger than at its opening, Garage Library holds over 20,000 books and periodicals.
Spanning the period from the early twentieth century to the present, the library collection comprises catalogues of exhibitions and Museum collections, monographs and albums—including rare antiquarian editions—, books on philosophy, social theory, gender studies, architecture and design, as well as archives, and most recent issues of Russian and international periodicals (including Artforum, October, Domus, Moscow Art Magazine among other journals).
The electronic catalogue allows visitors to browse through the collection in real time, with the search engine enabling readers to search books and catalogues by key words, authors and personalities. The reading room is equipped with computers connected to the Internet.
Garage Library provides public access to the periodical database JSTOR and the digital image bank Artstor, as well as offering a wide range of public events including reading groups, a series of seminars Studying Art Since 1900 Together and a public program Reading Aloud.
Today Egon Schiele (1890-1918) is celebrated as an artist at the forefront of the international stage, although he spent almost his entire life in Lower Austria and Vienna. This publication uses the most recent sources and previously unpublished photographs to show how Schiele developed essential elements of his expressive art and how influential it remains to this day. For Egon Schiele Lower Austria represented both the world in which he lived and a space of yearning. He spent almost his entire life in this region, between Tulln, Krems, Klosterneuburg, Neulengbach, Muhling and Vienna. These landscapes and towns are therefore important milestones in the artists development. In addition to the individual creative periods and places, this volume also explores previously neglected influences such as his interest in X-rays and the art of Franz von Stuck. The reader discovers how Schiele developed his expressive art from the scientific and cultural currents of his time and the degree to which his Lower Austrian oeuvre continues to set international standards.
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