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Designer:
Agnethe Glatved, Norwegian, active late-20th and early-21st century  Search this
Christopher Johnson, probably American, active late-20th and early-21st century  Search this
Office of:
Drenttel Doyle Partners, New York, New York, USA  Search this
Photographer:
Len Jenshel, American, b. 1949  Search this
Author:
Daniel Preston, probably American, active 20th and 21st century  Search this
Publisher:
HarperCollins, New York, New York, USA  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Type:
graphic design
Book cover
Object Name:
Book cover
Made in:
USA
Date:
1991–92
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Book jacket design for "HarperCollins College Outline: 20th-Century United States History," written by Daniel Preston. Spanning across the front cover, back cover, and spine is a photoillustration of a landscape scene. In the distance, view of a desert sunset behind mesas and valleys. A wagon wheel leans against a wooden fence at middle ground. In the foreground, the edges of a road, the border marked with two orange traffic cones. At front cover, the book’s title, author’s name, and descriptive text superimposed over the illustration in white and yellow text boxes. Back cover, at left: text divided into various boxes and printed over illustration from front cover. Boxes in yellow and white contain book synopsis. Spine: title printed vertically over a detail of the front cover illustration with publisher's name and colophon (logo).
Credit Line:
Gift of Steven Heller
Accession Number:
1996-74-49
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1996-74-49