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1958

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1993

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Book Cover, From the NRF, Nouvelle Revue Française, New French Review, 1958

This is a Book cover. It was designed by Elaine Lustig Cohen. It is dated 1958 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is offset lithograph on white wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Elaine Lustig Cohen was married to Alvin Lustig from 1948 to 1955. She managed her husband’s studio, serving as a secretary, production assistant, and draftsperson—the “office slave,” as she recalls. As Lustig lost his eyesight to diabetes, he relied on his wife to execute his concepts. Following Lustig’s death, Cohen established her own design practice. Her book covers shown here use abstract structural elements, expressive typography, and conceptual photographs to richly interpret the books’ contents.

This object was donated by Tamar Cohen. It is credited Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 20.5 x 13.3 cm (8 1/16 x 5 1/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in orange, vertically, lower left : E. Lustig; in black and purple, front cover center: FROM THE / nrf; in black and purple, front cover upper right: essays from the / Nouvelle Revue Française / edited, selected, / and introduced by / Justin O'Brien

Cite this object as

Book Cover, From the NRF, Nouvelle Revue Française, New French Review, 1958; Designed by Elaine Lustig Cohen (American, 1927–2016); USA; offset lithograph on white wove paper; H x W: 20.5 x 13.3 cm (8 1/16 x 5 1/4 in.); Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff; 1993-31-56

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