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1989

  • Work on this object began.

1996

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2017

Book Cover, Jazz Cleopatra, 1989

This is a book cover. It was designed by Carin Goldberg and written by Phyllis Rose and published by Doubleday, Page, & Company. It is dated 1989 and we acquired it in 1996. Its medium is lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Graphic designer Carin Goldberg has created hundreds of innovative book cover designs, including this cover for the first edition of Jazz Cleopatra, a biography of Jazz Age icon Josephine Baker. Goldberg reproduces George Hoyningen-Huene’s famous portrait of Baker, portraying her as a dramatically lit statuesque nude. Channeling the style of the period, Goldberg’s stylized block lettering recalls the geometric forms of Art Deco and the New Typography of the late 1920s.

This object was donated by Steven Heller and catalogued by Julia Pastor. It is credited Gift of Steven Heller.

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Its dimensions are

24.1 × 19.5 cm (9 1/2 × 7 11/16 in.) Mat: 45.7 × 35.6 cm (18 × 14 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in black and purple text, upper center: JAZZ CLEOPATRA / JOSEPHINE BAKER / IN HER TIME; in black and purple text, lower center: PHYLLIS ROSE / AUTHOR OF PARALLEL LIVES; in black and purple text, vertically, upper spine: JAZZ CLEOPATRA / JOSEPHINE BAKER / IN HER TIME; in purple text, lower spine: PHYLLIS ROSE

Cite this object as

Book Cover, Jazz Cleopatra, 1989; Designed by Carin Goldberg (American, b. 1953); USA; lithograph on paper; 24.1 × 19.5 cm (9 1/2 × 7 11/16 in.) Mat: 45.7 × 35.6 cm (18 × 14 in.); Gift of Steven Heller; 1996-74-104

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