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1945

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Drawing, Design for a Radio, December 12, 1945

This is a Drawing. It is dated December 12, 1945 and we acquired it in 1994. Its medium is graphite on off-white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

The soft angles and highly polished surface evident in Mirza's drawing of this rectangular radio demonstrate the application of streamlined design principles to industrial products. The sleek contours, emphasized through horizontal lines of shading on the top and face of the radio, brim with latent energy not unlike contemporaneous designs for cars and trains.

This object was donated by Max Pine. It is credited Gift of Max and Barbara Pine.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 37.5 × 45.5 cm (14 3/4 × 17 15/16 in.)

It is signed

Signed and dated: A.M. / 12-12-45

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Radio, December 12, 1945; graphite on off-white paper; H x W: 37.5 × 45.5 cm (14 3/4 × 17 15/16 in.); Gift of Max and Barbara Pine; 1994-18-1

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