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Herbert Bayer, (American, born Austria, active Germany and USA, 1900–1985)  Search this
Elliott Erwitt, American, b. Paris, 1928  Search this
Peter Abrahams, American, b. 1947  Search this
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, New York, USA  Search this
Offset lithograph on paper
21.7 × 32.7 cm (8 9/16 × 12 7/8 in.)
Open: 21.7 × 52.4 cm (8 9/16 × 20 5/8 in.)
graphic design
Book cover
Object Name:
Book cover
Made in:
Aspen, CO, USA
Designed in:
Aspen, CO, USA
Published in:
New York, NY, USA
Book jacket design for A Wreath for Udomo by Peter Abrahams, published by Alfred A. Knopf. Front cover design at right features title in black text at top. Below, in purple: a Novel / by Peter Abrahams; in black, below: Author of "Tell Freedom." On bottom portion, against an orange background, the continent of Africa in black with purple flames covering the southern half. On spine, title in center in purple; author's name above and publisher name and logo below in black. Orange flames are along the right side of the spine. Back cover at left features a reproduction of a photograph of the author by Elliott Erwitt at left and a biography printed in black at right, with the author's name in purple at top. An orange block of color appears at upper left. Verso: Flaps at left and right. At left, a book description is printed in black, with "Love and betrayal and death" printed in purple along the top. At right, the description of the book continues in black printed text.
Credit Line:
Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors
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Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum