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Kampflieder: Battle Songs: Canzoni di Guerra
  • Ronald Brooks Kitaj, artist
    1932–2007
    born: Chagrin Falls, Ohio, United States ; died: Los Angeles, California, United States ; active: England, United Kingdom, United States
    Kelpra Studio, Ltd., printer
    active 1957–1991
    Marlborough Gallery, publisher
    established 1948
  • Kampflieder: Battle Songs: Canzoni di Guerra, 1969
  • In Our Time: Covers for a Small Library After the Life for the Most Part
  • Where object was made: United States
  • six-color screen print, photo screen print
  • Paper Type: J.B. Green, laid, left and upper deckl
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 395 x 557 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 15 9/16 x 21 15/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 570 x 774 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 22 7/16 x 30 1/2 in
  • Gift of Anthony Harris through the Martin S. Ackerman Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1981.0234.26
Description
Inscriptions/Signature
Catalogue raisonné

Image of the front and back cover of a paperback book, rendered so that the book appears to have been opened and laid flat against the picture plane. Also included in the image are the edges of several pages extending just beyond the right edge of the front cover. The title and other text are rendered in silvery grey on a purple background. The title and other text appear on the front cover of the book; the spine piece and back cover are devoid of any text. Linear elements, meant to indicate the gutters, appear on either side of the spine piece. There is a dark red border surrounding the image of the cover. This border reads as a surface upon which the book rests. This is the only print in the series that contains such a detail.