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1954

  • Work on this object began.

2016

  • We acquired this object.

2019

2021

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Book Cover, Conservatism in America

This is a Book cover. It was designed by Herbert Bayer and published by Alfred A. Knopf. It is dated 1954 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

21.8 × 27.8 cm (8 9/16 × 10 15/16 in.) Verso: 21.8 × 24.5 cm (8 9/16 × 9 5/8 in.) Open: 52.3 × 21.8 cm (20 9/16 × 8 9/16 in.)

It is signed

Printed in blue ink, right flap, along the bottom: Jacket design, binding, and typography by / HERBERT BAYER; verso, flap, underneath photo: photograph by Anneliese

It is inscribed

Printed in blue ink, verso, bottom of left flap: Printed in U.S.A.

Cite this object as

Book Cover, Conservatism in America; Designed by Herbert Bayer (American, b. Austria, active Germany and USA, 1900–1985); offset lithograph on paper; 21.8 × 27.8 cm (8 9/16 × 10 15/16 in.) Verso: 21.8 × 24.5 cm (8 9/16 × 9 5/8 in.) Open: 52.3 × 21.8 cm (20 9/16 × 8 9/16 in.); Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors; 2016-54-263

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