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1942

  • Work on this object began.

2016

  • We acquired this object.

2019

2021

  • You found it!

Booklet Cover, Cover, Electronics—A New Science for a New World, 1942

This is a Booklet cover. It was designed by Herbert Bayer and made for (as the client) General Electric Company. It is dated 1942 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is offset lithograph on thick white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors.

  • Bulb Lamp, 1966
  • mold-blown glass, chrome-plated metal, incandescent bulb.
  • Gift of Ingo Maurer.
  • 2008-16-1-a,b

Its dimensions are

21.1 × 27.7 cm (8 5/16 × 10 7/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, verso, upper left: H Bayer – 1942 / GE Booklet; printed in black ink, verso, lower left: Copyright, 1942, by General Electric Company

Cite this object as

Booklet Cover, Cover, Electronics—A New Science for a New World, 1942; Designed by Herbert Bayer (American, b. Austria, active Germany and USA, 1900–1985); offset lithograph on thick white paper; 21.1 × 27.7 cm (8 5/16 × 10 7/8 in.); Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors; 2016-54-270

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