May 09, 2013 - Sale 2313

Sale 2313 - Lot 9

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(BAYER, HERBERT.) Archive of material about the making of the book "Herbert Bayer: The Complete Work," by Arthur A. Cohen, MIT Press, 1984. Formerly the property of Sylvia Steiner, book designer for the MIT Press who worked closely with Bayer and Cohen on this book in Montecito, California, Bayer's home in 1983. (IO). Np [i.e. Cambridge, 1984]

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A small but important archive of Herbert Bayer books, sketches, letters, dust jacket mock-ups, and related material. The archive includes: one copy of the trade edition in original mailing carton with Bayer's label, inscribed and signed by him to Steiner; 2 mock-ups of the dust jacket design for Herbert Bayer: The Complete Work, on acetone with pencil indications, one each in blue and red design (the book was ultimately printed with red); and 5 copies of the finished jacket. 297x755mm; numer ... A small but important archive of Herbert Bayer books, sketches, letters, dust jacket mock-ups, and related material. The archive includes: one copy of the trade edition in original mailing carton with Bayer's label, inscribed and signed by him to Steiner; 2 mock-ups of the dust jacket design for Herbert Bayer: The Complete Work, on acetone with pencil indications, one each in blue and red design (the book was ultimately printed with red); and 5 copies of the finished jacket. 297x755mm; numerous typed and autographed letters and postcards signed between the two, discussing aspects of design and production procedures; thumbnail sketches of page layouts and grids, in pencil, in Bayer's hand. A meaningful archive of the making of this comprehensive survey about one of the greatest artists and designers of the 20th century.