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Print, Great Ideas of Western Man Featuring Thomas Carlyle, 1960–61

This is a Print. It was designed by Herbert Bayer and featuring artwork by Herbert Bayer and made for (as the client) Container Corporation of America. It is dated 1960–61 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is offset lithograph on glossy thin cream paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors.

Its dimensions are

34.8 × 25.5 cm (13 11/16 × 10 1/16 in.)

It is signed

Printed in black ink, vertically, upper right: artist: herbert bayer

It is inscribed

Printed in black ink, along the bottom: GI–49-22-1960–1 page, 4 colors–7 × 10–Time, May 12, 1961; Newsweek, May 22, 1961–N.W. Ayer & Son, Inc.; Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower left: 1961

Cite this object as

Print, Great Ideas of Western Man Featuring Thomas Carlyle, 1960–61; Designed by Herbert Bayer (American, b. Austria, active Germany and USA, 1900–1985); offset lithograph on glossy thin cream paper; 34.8 × 25.5 cm (13 11/16 × 10 1/16 in.); Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors; 2016-54-16

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