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1957

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2016

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Book Cover, The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form

This is a Book cover. It was designed by Herbert Bayer and written by Kenneth Clark and published by Pantheon. It is dated 1957 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

26.3 × 44.4 cm (10 3/8 × 17 1/2 in.) Open: 26.3 × 74 cm (10 3/8 × 29 1/8 in.)

It is signed

Printed in black ink, verso, bottom of left flap: Jacket design by Herbert Bayer

Cite this object as

Book Cover, The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form; Designed by Herbert Bayer (American, b. Austria, active Germany and USA, 1900–1985); offset lithograph on paper; 26.3 × 44.4 cm (10 3/8 × 17 1/2 in.) Open: 26.3 × 74 cm (10 3/8 × 29 1/8 in.); Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors; 2016-54-223

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