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Poster, Several Rulers of Beauty, Palace of Typographic Masonry, 2015

This is a Poster. It was designed by Richard Niessen. It is dated 2015 and we acquired it in 2017. Its medium is screenprint on paper.

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.

This object was donated by Richard Niessen. 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; Designed by Richard Niessen ; 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.

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