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paper; ink (multicolored)/ lithographed
Postage Stamps
New York
United States of America
May 19, 2005
The Postal Service issued a souvenir sheet of the 37-cent Masterworks of Modern American Architecture commemorative stamps in twelve designs on May 19, 2005, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The stamps were designed by Margaret Bauer of Washington, DC, and went on sale nationwide May 20, 2005.
The stamp issue celebrates twelve masterworks of modern American architecture. Art director Derry Noyes and designer Margaret Bauer chose breathtaking photographs to honor the following buildings: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum by Frank Lloyd Wright; Chrysler Building by William Van Alen; Vanna Venturi House by Robert Venturi; TWA Terminal by Eero Saarinen; Walt Disney Concert Hall by Frank Gehry; 860-880 Lake Shore Drive by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe; National Gallery of Art East Building by I.M. Pei; Glass House by Philip Johnson; Yale Art and Architecture by Paul Rudolph; High Museum of Art by Richard Meier; Exeter Academy Library by Louis I. Kahn; and Hancock Center by Bruce Graham and Fazlur Kahn.
Ashton-Potter (USA), Ltd., printed 60 million stamps in the offset process.
Postal Bulletin (April 14, 2005).
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