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1972

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1991

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Poster, Underground Block, 1972

This is a Poster. It is dated 1972 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is offset lithograph support: paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Peter Bradford.

Its dimensions are

88 x 61.1 cm (34 5/8 x 24 1/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Imprinted in black ink across upper recto: Underground Block; at CL: An underground cross section/ of a typical city street is a/ phantasmagoria ofpiping, wiring, and tunneling...[16 line inscription]; diagram of network of systems found in "The Underground Block" accompanied by their names, including : Sewer Drain,Telephone Conduit, Subway...; imprinted in black ink at LL margin: Design by Peter Bradford; at L margin right: Copyright 1972 IDCA, International Design Conference in Aspen, The Invisible City. Champion Paper Javelin Coated Offset/ 80lb

Cite this object as

Poster, Underground Block, 1972; USA; offset lithograph support: paper; 88 x 61.1 cm (34 5/8 x 24 1/16 in.); Gift of Peter Bradford; 1991-69-5

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