Modern Drawings

Modern Drawings

Publications Staff of the Museum, 1944

Description

Juror Notes

An unconventional air is given the title-page (a good foil for the drawing facing it) by transposing the elements from their expected order to make a pattern. This liveliness unfortunately does not carry through into the front matter with its lines of unreadably long measure. The problem of reproduction drawings, many of which are without color and tone, is simpler than that of paintings, and these are shown in fine clarity. Unity throughout the picture pages is maintained by aligning the drawings at the top and the captions at the bottom insofar as the matter permits.

Peter Beilenson, Paul McPharlin, Ernst Reichl (Jurors)

Collections: Fifty Books of the Year (1945)
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Designer
Publications Staff of the Museum
Author
Monroe Wheeler
Trim size
7.5 x 10 inches
Pages
104
Price
$2.25
Typefaces
Baskerville, Futura (display)
Compositor
The Plantin Press
Plate maker
The Beck Engraving Company
Printer
The Plantin Press
Binder
J.F. Tapley Company
Binding
Cloth backbone, paper sides
Stamping
Gold-stamped (backbone)
Publisher
The Museum of Modern Art
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