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1952

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2001

  • We acquired this object.

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Book Cover, Red Carnation by Elio Vittorini, 1952

This is a Book cover. It was graphic design by Alvin Lustig. It is dated 1952 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.

It is credited Gift of Susan Lustig Peck.

Its dimensions are

21.0 x 19.1 cm (8 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. )

It is signed

Signature printed, lower right center: lustig & yee.

It is inscribed

Printed vertically in white ink, front cover: The Red Carnation; printed vertically in black ink, front cover lower right: ELIO VITTORINI. Printed vertically in black ink, side cover: The Red Carnation; printed vertically white ink, side cover: ELIO VITTORINI.

Cite this object as

Book Cover, Red Carnation by Elio Vittorini, 1952; Graphic design by Alvin Lustig (American, 1915–1955); USA; lithograph on thin glossy paper; 21.0 x 19.1 cm (8 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. ); Gift of Susan Lustig Peck; 2001-29-31

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