Poster, Several Rulers of Beauty, Palace of Typographic Masonry, 2015
French curves are traditional tools for drawing curved lines, employed by architects, type designers, and decorative artists. French curves swarm across the surface of this poster dedicated to the idea of beauty, from Niessen’s series Palace of Typographic Masonry. The poster employs words from the history of aesthetics, including harmony, proportion, magnitude, clarity, and fitness.
It is credited
Gift of Richard Niessen.
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Its dimensions are
118 × 84 cm (46 7/16 × 33 1/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Poster, Several Rulers of Beauty, Palace of Typographic Masonry, 2015; screenprint on paper; 118 × 84 cm (46 7/16 × 33 1/16 in.); Gift of Richard Niessen; 2017-53-3
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.