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1956

  • Work on this object began.

2016

  • We acquired this object.

2019

2021

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Book Cover, The Mysterious North

This is a Book cover. It was designed by Herbert Bayer and published by Alfred A. Knopf. 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

21.9 × 34.4 cm (8 5/8 × 13 9/16 in.) Open: 21.9 × 53.3 cm (8 5/8 × 21 in.)

It is signed

Printed in orange ink, verso, bottom of left flap: TYPOGRAPHY, BINDING, AND JACKET DESIGN BY HERBERT BAYER

It is inscribed

Printed in black ink, verso, bottom of left flap: ILLUSTRATED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS AND MAPS; verso, bottom of right flap: PRINTED IN U.S.A.

Cite this object as

Book Cover, The Mysterious North; Designed by Herbert Bayer (American, b. Austria, active Germany and USA, 1900–1985); offset lithograph on paper; 21.9 × 34.4 cm (8 5/8 × 13 9/16 in.) Open: 21.9 × 53.3 cm (8 5/8 × 21 in.); Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors; 2016-54-250

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