This object is currently on display in room 201 as part of The World of Radio. See our image rights statement.

 

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1945

  • Work on this object began.

1994

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2017

Drawing, Design for a Radio, December 12, 1945

This is a Drawing. It was designed by A. Mirza. It is dated December 12, 1945 and we acquired it in 1994. Its medium is graphite on off-white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

The soft angles and highly polished surface evident in Mirza’s drawing of this rectangular radio demonstrate the application of streamlined design principles to industrial products. The sleek contours, emphasized through horizontal lines of shading on the top and face of the radio, brim with latent energy not unlike contemporaneous designs for cars and trains.

This object was donated by Max Pine and Barbara G. Pine and catalogued by Rebekah Pollock. It is credited Gift of Max and Barbara Pine.

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 37.5 cm (14 3/4 in.)

It is signed

Signed and dated: A.M. / 12-12-45

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Radio, December 12, 1945; Designed by A. Mirza (United States); graphite on off-white paper; H x W: 37.5 cm (14 3/4 in.); Gift of Max and Barbara Pine; 1994-18-2

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