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Book, Britain at War

This is a Book. It was designed by E. McKnight Kauffer and published by The Museum of Modern Art. It is dated 1941. Its medium is lithograph. It is a part of the department.


In the 1940s, Kauffer became the most exhibited and collected commercial artist at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. His friend Monroe Wheeler had taken the position as head of the museum’s Exhibitions and Publications Department and hired Kauffer to design many of the museum’s publicity materials and publications. Wheeler endorsed the use of unusual cover designs to “catch the customer’s eye and arouse his interest or curiosity.”

It is credited Barbara Jakobson Collection.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 25.8 × 19.2 cm (10 3/16 × 7 9/16 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.

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