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1959

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2016

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Book Cover, Jean Sibelius

This is a Book cover. It was designed by Herbert Bayer and written by Harold E. Johnson and published by Alfred A. Knopf. It is dated 1959 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

21.7 × 27.9 cm (8 9/16 in. × 11 in.) Verso: 21.7 × 24.4 cm (8 9/16 × 9 5/8 in.) Open: 21.7 × 52.4 cm (8 9/16 × 20 5/8 in.)

It is signed

Printed in orange ink, along the bottom of front flap: TYPOGRAPHY, BINDING, AND JACKET DESIGN / BY HERBERT BAYER

It is inscribed

Printed in orange ink, upper right of front flap: $5.00; in pink ink, bottom of front flap: With 16 illustrations in halftone; in black ink, verso, bottom of left flap: Printed in U.S.A.; verso, bottom of right flap: Alfred A. Knopf Publisher New York

Cite this object as

Book Cover, Jean Sibelius; Designed by Herbert Bayer (American, b. Austria, active Germany and USA, 1900–1985); offset lithograph on paper; 21.7 × 27.9 cm (8 9/16 in. × 11 in.) Verso: 21.7 × 24.4 cm (8 9/16 × 9 5/8 in.) Open: 21.7 × 52.4 cm (8 9/16 × 20 5/8 in.); Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors; 2016-54-258

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