Drawing, Design for "5 On Revolutionary Art"
This is a drawing. It was designed by E. McKnight Kauffer and made for (as the client) Wishart Limited. It is dated 1935 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is brush and blue, red, and black gouache, graphite. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
5 on Revolutionary Art featured a series of papers delivered at a symposium hosted by the Artists’ International Association, an organization that united artists against fascism. The work of typographer Jan Tschichold, who had fled Nazi Germany, made a significant impression on Kauffer in the 1930s. For this book cover, he emulated Tschichold’s approach to achieving clarity of message with sans serif type, sharp geometries, and deliberate use of white space.
This object was
Mrs. Edward McKnight Kauffer.
It is credited
Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer.
Its dimensions are
18.9 × 26.5 cm (7 7/16 × 10 7/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Drawing, Design for "5 On Revolutionary Art"; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); Client: Wishart Limited; USA; brush and blue, red, and black gouache, graphite; 18.9 × 26.5 cm (7 7/16 × 10 7/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-692
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.