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  • We acquired this object.

1928

  • Work on this object began.

2021

Book, B.B.C. Handbook

This is a Book. It was designed by E. McKnight Kauffer.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Merrill Berman as part of Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.

It is dated 1928. Its medium is letterpress. It is a part of the department.

The British Broadcasting Corporation (B.B.C.) invested in modern graphic and interior design in the late 1920s when corporations had still not widely adopted the style. Kauffer designed covers for B.B.C. yearbooks that featured a colorful zigzag radio wave to suggest the company’s power of communication and energetic spirit. Broadcasting House, London’s B.B.C. headquarters built in 1929, featured modern interior design, most of it proudly executed by British firms. Dorn’s rugs decorated the third-floor waiting room.

It is credited Collection of Merrill C. Berman.

Its dimensions are

19.1 × 12.7 × 2.5 cm (7 1/2 in. × 5 in. × 1 in.)

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