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1955

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1993

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Bookjacket, Bookjacket for "The Philosophy of Modern Art" by Herbert Read, 1955

This is a bookjacket. It was designed by Alvin Lustig. It is dated 1955 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is lithograph in grey, black, white and yellow ink on white shiny wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 22 x 26.7 cm (8 11/16 x 10 1/2 in.)

It is inscribed

Imprinted on cover vertically in black ink at lower right in script: lustig Across the top in black, white and yellow ink: The/ philosophy/ of (black)/ MODERN ART [yellow and white]/ HERBERT READ [black] Across the bottom in black and white ink: MERIDIAN BOOKS [white] published by The Noonday Press [black]/ M7 $1.35

Cite this object as

Bookjacket, Bookjacket for "The Philosophy of Modern Art" by Herbert Read, 1955; Designed by Alvin Lustig (American, 1915–1955); lithograph in grey, black, white and yellow ink on white shiny wove paper; H x W: 22 x 26.7 cm (8 11/16 x 10 1/2 in.); Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff; 1993-31-178

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