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1948

  • Work on this object began.

2001

  • We acquired this object.

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Book Cover, Selected Poems by Ezra Pound

This is a Book cover. It was graphic design by Alvin Lustig. It is dated 1948 and we acquired it in 2001. Its medium is lithograph on thin glossy paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled The Meeting of Modern Minds.

It is credited Gift of Susan Lustig Peck.

  • Book Cover, The Longest Journey
  • offset lithograph in blue and black ink on off-white shiny wove paper.
  • Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff.
  • 1993-31-165-2

Its dimensions are

18.4 x 18.4 cm (7 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. )

It is signed

Signature printed in rust-colored ink, lower left: lustig.

It is inscribed

Printed in white ink, front cover upper right: selected; printed in black ink, front cover upper right: poems; left center: ezra pound. Printed vertically in rust ink, side cover: SELECTED POEMS; printed vertically in black ink: EZRA POUND; printed horizontally in black ink: NO./22.

Cite this object as

Book Cover, Selected Poems by Ezra Pound; Graphic design by Alvin Lustig (American, 1915–1955); USA; lithograph on thin glossy paper; 18.4 x 18.4 cm (7 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. ); Gift of Susan Lustig Peck; 2001-29-7

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