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Eliot, T.S. ; illustrated by E. McKnight Kauffer

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Eliot, T.S. ; illustrated by E. McKnight Kauffer. A Song for Simeon. The Ariel Poems No. 16. Published by Faber and Gwyer, London, undated (1928).  8vo.  Stitched blue paper covers; lower f. corner chipped, spine end bumped; light toning and discoloration along spine edge.

Contents: color frontispiece, poem, publisher's list. 

"This is No. 16 of The Ariel Poems published by Faber & Gwyer Limited at 24 Russell Square, London, W.C.1. Printed at The Curwen Press, Plaistow"--p. [4] of cover.

"Hailed in his lifetime as “the poster king,” E. McKnight Kauffer (American, 1890–1954) believed that the street was an art gallery for the people. While living in England between 1914 and 1940, Kauffer produced radical posters for advertising that introduced modernism to the public. He experimented in provocative ways with line, form, space, and color to promote services and products. He did not limit himself to posters, and designed a remarkable range of book covers, rugs, theatrical productions, and more, continuing his work in New York from 1940 until his death."

Quoted from Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer https://www.cooperhewitt.org/channel/kauffer/


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