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  • We acquired this object.

1930

  • Work on this object began.

2021

Book, Murder by Latitude

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 Smithsonian Libraries as part of Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.

It is dated 1930. Its medium is letterpress. It is a part of the department.

Throughout the 1920s, Kauffer was sought after by a range of publishers. His modern interpretation lent itself to everything from royal biographies and classics to mysteries and manifestos. Kauffer proudly signed his book jackets as artworks, and, as with his posters, he approached each subject with a new style.

It is credited Smithsonian Libraries and Archives, Purchase from the Margery Masinter Endowment .

Its dimensions are

H x W: 19.5 × 12.9 cm (7 11/16 × 5 1/16 in.)

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