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  • We acquired this object.

1933

  • Work on this object began.

2021

2022

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Book, Art Now: An Introduction to the Theory of Modern Painting and Sculpture

This is a Book. It was designed by E. McKnight Kauffer and published by Faber and Faber. It is dated 1933. Its medium is letterpress halftone. It is a part of the department.


The Mayor Gallery was one of London’s foremost galleries for modern art and design. This brochure advertised a survey of contemporary art arranged in conjunction with the publication of Herbert Read’s book Art Now: An Introduction to the Theory of Modern Painting and Sculpture. Kauffer designed the cover for Art Now, showing an ancient bust with its focus trained on an eye trapped in a geometric web.

It is credited Exhibition purchase.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 21 × 14.6 × 3.2 cm (8 1/4 × 5 3/4 × 1 1/4 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.

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