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Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1924

  • Work on this object began.

2021

2022

  • You found it!

Book, The Week-End Book, a Sociable Anthology

This is a Book. It was designed by E. McKnight Kauffer and published by Nonesuch Press.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Merrill Berman as part of Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.

It is dated 1924. Its medium is letterpress halftone. It is a part of the department.

Nonesuch Press was founded in 1923 to apply the newest mechanical methods of production to fine book publishing. The founders, Francis Meynell, Vera Mendel, and David Garnett, engaged contemporary artists to update historical and contemporary texts. These affordable deluxe editions were important commissions for both Dorn and Kauffer. The Week-End Book was a best-selling compilation of fiction and nonfiction features, games, poetry, recipes, and other entertainments for readers’ weekends away.

It is credited Collection of Merrill C. Berman.

Its dimensions are

20.3 × 12.7 × 2.5 cm (8 × 5 × 1 in.)

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