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Print, Great Ideas of Western Man Featuring Alfred North Whitehead, 1964

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 1964 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is offset lithograph on glossy white 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

35.6 × 28 cm (14 × 11 in.)

It is signed

Printed in black ink, upper right: artist: herbert bayer; printed in white, upper right corner of painting: bayer 64

It is inscribed

Verso contains a description of Whitehead, Bayer, and comments by Bayer on the artwork featured in the design in grey printed text. Printed in grey ink, verso, bottom: Herbert Bayer's comments on his interpretation are as follows: / "I am symbolizing a progress of events, as a movement forward in time and space, an / onward course, as a progression of two circular forms. / There is order in the progressive intervals in which changes occur. And there is progres- / sive change in the forms as they advance. In this design may be seen the change in form / and color of a waging moon and a rising sun." / Container Corporation of America, May 15, 1964 

Cite this object as

Print, Great Ideas of Western Man Featuring Alfred North Whitehead, 1964; Designed by Herbert Bayer (American, b. Austria, active Germany and USA, 1900–1985); offset lithograph on glossy white paper; 35.6 × 28 cm (14 × 11 in.); Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors; 2016-54-22

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