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1991

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1993

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Blocks, M&Co: Five World Alphabets

This is a blocks. It was overseen (as design director) by Tibor Kalman and firm: M&Co. It is dated 1991 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is wood, paint, cardboard box and printed white wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Tibor Kalman. It is credited Gift of Tibor Kalman/ M & Co..

Its dimensions are

1993-151-428 -33 - 28.8 x 34.8 x 6 cm (11 15/16 x 13 11/16 x 2 3/8 in.), box 1993-151-428 - 1/ 30 - 5 x 5 x 5 cm (2 x 2 x 2 in.), individual blocks in set of thirty 1993-151-428 - 32 - 28 x 15.2 cm (11 x 6 in.), insert, folded 1993-151-428 - 32 - 28 x 60.6 cm (11 x 24 in.), insert, unfolded 1993-151-428d - 27 x 32 x 2.5 cm (10 3/4 x 12 3/4 x 1 in.), tray

Cite this object as

Blocks, M&Co: Five World Alphabets; Design Director: Tibor Kalman (American, b. Hungary, 1949–1999); wood, paint, cardboard box and printed white wove paper; 1993-151-428 -33 - 28.8 x 34.8 x 6 cm (11 15/16 x 13 11/16 x 2 3/8 in.), box 1993-151-428 - 1/ 30 - 5 x 5 x 5 cm (2 x 2 x 2 in.), individual blocks in set of thirty 1993-151-428 - 32 - 28 x 15.2 cm (11 x 6 in.), insert, folded 1993-151-428 - 32 - 28 x 60.6 cm (11 x 24 in.), insert, unfolded 1993-151-428d - 27 x 32 x 2.5 cm (10 3/4 x 12 3/4 x 1 in.), tray; Gift of Tibor Kalman/ M & Co.; 1993-151-428-1/33

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