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1950

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1955

  • Work on this object ended.

2001

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Book Cover, Creative Intuition in Art and Poetry by Jacques Maritain, 1955

This is a Book cover. It was graphic design by Alvin Lustig. It is dated 1955 and we acquired it in 2001. Its medium is lithograph on thin matted paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Susan Lustig Peck.

Its dimensions are

18.1 x 24.1 cm (7 1/8 x 9 1/2 in. )

It is signed

Signature printed vertically, lower right: lustig.

It is inscribed

Printed in black ink, front cover upper right: The A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts/by JACQUES MARITAIN; left center: in art; lower right: Published by the Noonday Press/M8 $1.95. Printed in green ink, front cover left: creative/poetry. Printed in white ink, front cover left: intuition/and; lower left: MERIDIAN BOOKS. Printed vertically in white ink, side cover: creative intuition/MERIDIAN BOOKS; printed horizontally in white ink, side cover, bottom: M8. Printed vertically in green ink, side cover: in art and poetry. Printed vertically in black ink, side cover: JACQUES MARITAIN. Printed in white ink, back cover upper left: intuition/and; printed in green ink, back cover left: creative/poetry. Printed in black ink, back cover: in art/The A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts/by JACQUES MARITAIN/In this volume Jacques Maritain proposes to make/both the distinction and the indissoluble rela-/tionship between art and poetry. He insists on the/part played by the intellect in both art and poetry,/and especially on the fact that poetry has its source/in the intuitve activity of the internet./In the process of illuminating his argument, Pro-/fessor Maritain discusses the poetry of Eliot and/Thomas, the painting of Roualt and Picasso, the/music of Bach and Mozart, the philosophy of Plato,/Aristotle, and St. Thomas Aquainus./"(Jacques Maritain) is the most powerful force in/contemporary French philosophy." TS ELIOT/All Meridian Books are Smyth-Sewn for Durability.

Cite this object as

Book Cover, Creative Intuition in Art and Poetry by Jacques Maritain, 1955; Graphic design by Alvin Lustig (American, 1915–1955); USA; lithograph on thin matted paper; 18.1 x 24.1 cm (7 1/8 x 9 1/2 in. ); Gift of Susan Lustig Peck; 2001-29-10

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