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Written by:
Adolf Lorch, German American, 1883 - 1971  Search this
Published by:
Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., American, founded 1949  Search this
Distributed by:
Ward Lock & Co. Ltd., British, founded 1854  Search this
Owned by:
Loïs Mailou Jones, American, 1905 - 1998  Search this
ink on paper
H x W x D: 11 5/16 × 8 3/4 × 9/16 in. (28.7 × 22.2 × 1.5 cm)
hardcover books
Hardcover copy of “Modern Geometric Design” with seventy-nine (79) pages. The cover has a green, black, white, and grey design. The upper right and bottom left corners have multicolored geometric patterns in a circular design. In black printed text on a green background is [MODERN / GEOMETRIC / DESIGN] in the center of the front cover. The text repeats in separate columns to the edge of the cover with [MODERN] AND [DESIGN] in white and [GEOM / TRIC] in green. A vertical grey column on the right has white text [by Adolf Lorch]. The title and author are in black on the center spine. The publisher [STERLING] is printed in green on the bottom spine. The back cover has geometric circular designs and multicolored sections like the front cover. The center of the back cover has black text describing the book which begins [Good design is simple and attractive.]. The first blank page has a black and white bookplate with three images of Lois Mailou Jones which reads [Lois Jones / Pierre-Noel / EX LIBRIS]. The book has a handwritten inscription.
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Design  Search this
Graphic design  Search this
Ornamentation  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
© 1971 Sterling Publishing Co., Inc
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture