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Booklet Page, Page from Das Wunder des Lebens (The Miracle of Life), 1935

This is a Booklet page. It was designed by Herbert Bayer. It is dated 1935 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is gravure print on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors.

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

  • Eye Brooch, ca. 1995
  • patinated and etched copper, stone.
  • The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
  • 2016-34-70

Its dimensions are

20.8 × 20.6 cm (8 3/16 × 8 1/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in black ink, upper left: Das Auge ist die wichtigste Brücke zwischen / Welt und Innenleben des Menschen, es ist / aber auch „Spiegel der Seele“. Printed in black, lower left: Die Welt der Sinne, des Schens und Hörens, / des Schmeckens, Riechens und Fühlens wird in Großmodellen erläutert, die un- / geheure Kraftleistung der einzelnen Or- / gane wird in monumentalen Bildern groß- / artiger Eindringlichkeit gestaltet. Man sieht das Führungszentrum Gehirn in einem / wirkungsvollen Riesenmodell und erlebt in / der weiten Feierlichkeit der großen Aus- / stellungshallen das Wunder des eigenen Ich. Printed in black, verso, upper left: Kunstform der Natur hat man diese schönen / Gebilde der einzelligen Lebewesen genannt; / die Schönheit dieser Kunstformen erlebt / man in den Großmodellen der Zellteilun- / gen, wie sie auf der Ausstellung „Das / Wunder des Lebens“ zu sehen sind.

Cite this object as

Booklet Page, Page from Das Wunder des Lebens (The Miracle of Life), 1935; Designed by Herbert Bayer (American, b. Austria, active Germany and USA, 1900–1985); gravure print on paper; 20.8 × 20.6 cm (8 3/16 × 8 1/8 in.); Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors; 2016-54-57

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