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1956

  • Work on this object began.

2016

  • We acquired this object.

2019

2021

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Book Cover, Beautyway: A Navaho Ceremonial

This is a Book cover. It was designed by Herbert Bayer and written by Maud Oakes and Father Berard Haile and published by Pantheon and edited by Leland C. Wyman. It is dated 1956 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is offset lithograph 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.

Its dimensions are

26.4 × 24.3 cm (10 3/8 × 9 9/16 in.)

It is signed

Signed in graphite, verso, upper right: bayer 1956

Cite this object as

Book Cover, Beautyway: A Navaho Ceremonial; Designed by Herbert Bayer (American, b. Austria, active Germany and USA, 1900–1985); offset lithograph on paper; 26.4 × 24.3 cm (10 3/8 × 9 9/16 in.); Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors; 2016-54-217

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