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Gerhard Marcks (German, 1889–1981)

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Gerhard Marcks (German, 1889–1981)

Tower of Babel (Turm zu Babel) (plate, page 13) from The Tower of Babel

Author:
Thomas Merton
Date:
1957 (print executed 1956)
Medium:
Woodcut from an illustrated book with four woodcuts and one woodcut title page
Dimensions:
composition (irreg.): 9 5/16 x 6 9/16" (23.6 x 16.6 cm); page: 14 13/16 x 10 3/8" (37.6 x 26.3 cm)
Paper:
Cream, smooth, wove (Zanders).
Publisher:
New Directions Books, New York(James Laughlin)
Printer:
Richard von Sichowsky, Hamburg
Edition:
250
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Donald B. Straus
Copyright:
© 2016 Gerhard-Marcks-Stiftung, Bremen, Germany
Reference:
Lammek H.487-3.
MoMA Number:
475.1990.1
Themes:
Literary Subjects
Techniques:
Woodcut

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