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Morphologie: City Metaphors
  • Oswald Mathias Ungers
    born: Kaisersesch, Germany ; died: Cologne, Germany
  • Morphologie: City Metaphors, 1982, printed 2011
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • offset lithograph
  • Paper Type: wove (bound in stock)
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 200 x 140 x 11 mm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 7/8 x 5 1/2 x 7/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Elmer F. Pierson Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0005
Label Text

Commercially-printed book with 66 leaves. An black and white photographic image of a human eye occupies the top half of the cover. Pages 5-15 are printed in side-by-side German and English prose. Each of the remaining pages has one black and white image underneath which is a single word. All even-numbered pages have an English word, which is mirrored on each facing odd-numbered page by its German equivalent. The images include maps, plans, photographs, figural and abstract drawings, facsimiles of early modern prints, and schematic diagrams.