Book Cover, On Modern Poets, 1959
This is a book cover. It was written by Yvor Winters and Yvor Winters and designed by Elaine Lustig Cohen and made for (as the client) Meridian Books. It is dated 1959 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is offset lithograph on white wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
Elaine Lustig Cohen was married to Alvin Lustig from 1948 to 1955. She managed her husband’s studio, serving as a secretary, production assistant, and draftsperson—the “office slave,” as she recalls. As Lustig lost his eyesight to diabetes, he relied on his wife to execute his concepts. Following Lustig’s death, Cohen established her own design practice. Her book covers shown here use abstract structural elements, expressive typography, and conceptual photographs to richly interpret the books’ contents.
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Its dimensions are
H x W: 18.3 x 11.1 cm (7 3/16 x 4 3/8 in.)
It is inscribed
Printed in black, vertically, lower left: elaine lustig; in white, from top: Yvor / Winters / On / Modern / Poets; in black, below: STEVENS ELIOT RANSOM / CRANE HOPKINS FROST / M 73 MERIDIAN BOOKS $1.35 Canada $1.45
Cite this object as
Book Cover, On Modern Poets, 1959; Designed by Elaine Lustig Cohen (American, 1927 - 2016); USA; offset lithograph on white wove paper; H x W: 18.3 x 11.1 cm (7 3/16 x 4 3/8 in.); Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff; 1993-31-22