Book Cover, Jazz Cleopatra
Graphic designer Carin Goldberg has created hundreds of innovative book cover designs, including this cover for the first edition of Jazz Cleopatra, a biography of Jazz Age icon Josephine Baker. Goldberg reproduces George Hoyningen-Huene’s famous portrait of Baker, portraying her as a dramatically lit statuesque nude. Channeling the style of the period, Goldberg’s stylized block lettering recalls the geometric forms of Art Deco and the New Typography of the late 1920s.
It is credited
Gift of Steven Heller.
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Its dimensions are
24.1 × 19.5 cm (9 1/2 × 7 11/16 in.) Mat: 45.7 × 35.6 cm (18 × 14 in.)
It is inscribed
Printed in black and purple text, upper center: JAZZ CLEOPATRA / JOSEPHINE BAKER / IN HER TIME; in black and purple text, lower center: PHYLLIS ROSE / AUTHOR OF PARALLEL LIVES; in black and purple text, vertically, upper spine: JAZZ CLEOPATRA / JOSEPHINE BAKER / IN HER TIME; in purple text, lower spine: PHYLLIS ROSE
Cite this object as
Book Cover, Jazz Cleopatra; USA; lithograph on paper; 24.1 × 19.5 cm (9 1/2 × 7 11/16 in.) Mat: 45.7 × 35.6 cm (18 × 14 in.); Gift of Steven Heller; 1996-74-104
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Esperanza Spalding Selects.