New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1947. Softcover. g- to vg. Quarto. Unpaginated (13)pp. Stapled black, white, yellow and red lithographic wrappers with white lettering on front and back cover. Design and typography by Lester Beall. This is a brochure and promotional publication for the museum that discusses its relevance, mission, holdings, history, and attendance statistics. The text also discusses the institution's fundraising attempts and shows a line by line breakdown of their fundraising needs by category. The then proposed new wing and sculpture garden, ultimately designed by Philip Johnson is featured in a two page b&w photographic spread. Profusely illustrated throughout in a collage-style combination of b&w photographic reproductions printed in high quality offset mixed with black, red and yellow lithographic overprints. Includes a lithograph by Picasso at the inside back cover. Loose fundraising appeal sheet for the museum laid in at inside front cover. Wrappers with some light scratches and creasing on front and back cover, with some closed tears along edges. Spine of wrappers starting at head and tail of spine. Wrappers in overall good-, interior in very good condition. (Inventory #: 40595)
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