E. Mcknight Kauffer. A Designer And His Public.




Gordon Fraser.





Item Description

4to. 8.5 x 12 inches. 136 pp. Bound in original blue cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper, which has a little edge wear; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 28 pages of colour and black and white pages at end and by black and white text figures throughout. Account of the life and work of Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954), born in Montana, one of the most gifted and internationally admired poster artists of the period 1920-50. He settled in London in 1914 and dominated the poster hoardings of England between the wars. He brought a new distinction to advertising design, insisting on the employment of the highest visual values. His clients included Shell BP, American Airlines, and London Underground and he numbered Roger Fry, T. S. Eliot and Aldous Huxley among his friends. At the end is a checklist of his published works. Mark Haworth-Booth (b.1944) was Assistant Keeper of Photographs in the Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

[Stock No. 25861]

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