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Book Cover, The Book of Jazz, 1958

This is a Book cover. It was designed by Elaine Lustig Cohen. It is dated 1958 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Tamar Cohen. It is credited Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 18.2 x 23.1 cm (7 3/16 x 9 1/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in orange, front cover lower left: elaine lustig; in black, front cover upper right: THE BOOK / OF JAZZ; in purple, below: LEONARD / FEATHER; in black, front cover center: foreword by John "Dizzy" Gillespie; in black, front cover lower right: a guide to its nature / and its instruments / its sources and sounds / its development, / performers, composers; in purple, front cover lower right: $1.35 Canada $1.45

Cite this object as

Book Cover, The Book of Jazz, 1958; Designed by Elaine Lustig Cohen (American, 1927–2016); USA; lithograph on paper; H x W: 18.2 x 23.1 cm (7 3/16 x 9 1/8 in.); Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff; 1993-31-42

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