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Published Date:
Sun, 22 May 2016 13:00:43 +0000
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Object of the Day
abstract
book covers
Broadway
gender
modernism
theatre
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<img width="640" height="872" src="http://www.cooperhewitt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/OTD_Streetcar-700x954.jpg" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="Two white, stylized female figures and one black, stylized male figure on purple ground, with horizontally printed black and white sans-serif text" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;" srcset="http://uh8yh30l48rpize52xh0q1o6i.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/OTD_Streetcar-700x954.jpg 700w, http://uh8yh30l48rpize52xh0q1o6i.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/OTD_Streetcar-220x300.jpg 220w, http://uh8yh30l48rpize52xh0q1o6i.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/OTD_Streetcar-170x232.jpg 170w, http://uh8yh30l48rpize52xh0q1o6i.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/OTD_Streetcar.jpg 751w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" />Alvin Lustig designed numerous book covers for New Directions Publishing over the course of his prolific career, including several for Tennessee Williams’s plays. Lustig’s modernist designs, characterized by their dramatic simplicity, contrast with the voluptuous poetry and unapologetic melodrama of Williams&#8217;s writing. For this cover for A Streetcar Named Desire, Lustig choreographed a three-way dance...
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