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Breaking the rules

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 6 November 2007

rules1.gifrules21.gif Breaking the rules: the printed face of the European avant-garde 1900-1937 is a new exhibition at the British Library, starting on 9th November and running until 30 March 2008. The exhibition explores the avant-garde through the print medium and draws on the British Library’s collections of literary manuscripts, sound recordings, flyers, posters, manifestos, artists’ books, little magazines and photobooks from across Europe, complemented by loans from other European museums and collections. Star items include Marinetti’s Futurist experiment with words, type and visual text, Zang Tumb Tuum, the Burliuk Brothers’ Tango with Cows and the notebooks and corrected proofs of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake.

Read a Time Out interview with curator Stephen Bury.