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1945

  • Work on this object began.

1950

  • Work on this object ended.

2016

  • We acquired this object.

2019

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Print, Tomorrow's Living, Page 119, Vogue

This is a Print. It was designed by Herbert Bayer and published by Condé Nast and subject: Robert Moses, Bergdorf Goodman, G. Holmes Perkins and Hattie Carnegie and made for (as the client) Vogue Magazine. It is dated ca. 1945 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is gravure print 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

31.2 × 23.3 cm (12 5/16 × 9 3/16 in.)

It is signed

Printed in grey, center right: herbert bayer

It is inscribed

Printed in black ink, upper left: GLASS-WALLED HOUSE / BY G. HOLMES PERKINS; upper right: EZRA STOLLER/ 119 / FAIRCHILD AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH; center left: 1945 EVENING DRESS / BY HATTIE CARNEGIE; center right: NON-SNARL MOTORWAY BY ROBERT MOSES; lower right: MODERN SARI-DRESS AT BERGDORF GOODMAN / Tomorrow's living / Here is a montage of tomorrow, made from yesterday and today. The dresses are today's. (Some of them were born three thousand years ago.) / The houses, built in recent yesterdays, are signposts for tomorrow's new directions. The non-snarl highway, scrawling its way above, is already / in cement. The great plan for the university town, centre, is an idea-in-blue print. All this is America...part remembrance...part prophecy.

Cite this object as

Print, Tomorrow's Living, Page 119, Vogue; Designed by Herbert Bayer (American, b. Austria, active Germany and USA, 1900–1985); gravure print on paper; 31.2 × 23.3 cm (12 5/16 × 9 3/16 in.); Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors; 2016-54-371

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