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1956

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2016

  • We acquired this object.

2019

2021

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Book Cover, A Wreath for Udomo

This is a Book cover. It was designed by Herbert Bayer and written by Peter Abrahams and published by Alfred A. Knopf and photographed by Elliot Erwitt. 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

21.7 × 32.7 cm (8 9/16 × 12 7/8 in.) Open: 21.7 × 52.4 cm (8 9/16 × 20 5/8 in.)

It is signed

Printed in purple ink, vertically, lower right corner: herbert bayer; lower left, to the right of photo: Photograph by Elliott Erwitt; Printed in black, verso, along the bottom of left flap: Typography, binding, and jacket designs / by Herbert Bayer

It is inscribed

Printed in black ink, verso, top right of left flap: $3.95; bottom left of right flap: Printed in U.S.A.

Cite this object as

Book Cover, A Wreath for Udomo; Designed by Herbert Bayer (American, b. Austria, active Germany and USA, 1900–1985); offset lithograph on paper; 21.7 × 32.7 cm (8 9/16 × 12 7/8 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; 2016-54-259

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