Book Cover, Siddhartha
This is a Book cover. It was published by New Directions Books. It is dated 1951 and we acquired it in 2002. Its medium is offset lithograph on thin glossed paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
Functioning like a small poster, a book cover must quickly capture a viewer’s attention and provoke curiosity about the content within, contributing an enduring element to the reader’s experience. The covers designed by Alvin Lustig in the 1940s and 1950s employ abstracted iconography and simple typography and lettering to create emotionally compelling representations of a book’s themes. Lustig, who died at 40, is remembered as one of America’s greatest modern designers.
It is credited
Gift of Susan Lustig Peck.
Its dimensions are
18.4 x 17.5 cm (7 1/4 x 6 7/8 in. )
It is signed
Signature printed, lower right: lustig.
Cite this object as
Book Cover, Siddhartha; Published by New Directions Books; USA; offset lithograph on thin glossed paper; 18.4 x 17.5 cm (7 1/4 x 6 7/8 in. ); Gift of Susan Lustig Peck; 2001-29-25