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1957

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1993

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Book Cover, The Strange Islands

This is a Book cover. It was designed by Elaine Lustig Cohen and made for (as the client) New Directions Books. It is dated 1957 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is lithograph on white wove 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: 20.9 x 16 cm (8 1/4 x 6 5/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in purple script, vertically, lower left: e. lustig; in black, upper right: poems by / THOMAS MERTON; in black and purple, lower center: the / strange / islands

Cite this object as

Book Cover, The Strange Islands; Designed by Elaine Lustig Cohen (American, 1927–2016); Client: New Directions Books; USA; lithograph on white wove paper; H x W: 20.9 x 16 cm (8 1/4 x 6 5/16 in.); Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff; 1993-31-57

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