Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C , Case Y, Shelf 67, Box E

Through Books You Shall Know Them

Poster
ca. 1950 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Tail of an arrow piercing a sienna (reddish-brown) coloured book. Arrow pointing toward the British Isles.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Chromolithograph
Brief Description
"Through Books You Shall Know Them" British Book Week poster. UK, ca. 1950.
Physical Description
Tail of an arrow piercing a sienna (reddish-brown) coloured book. Arrow pointing toward the British Isles.
Dimensions
  • Height: 60.9cm
  • Width: 45.7cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • Through Books (black on grey)
  • You (yellow block lettering, black shading)
  • Shall Know (black)
  • Them (yellow block lettering, black shading)
  • BRITISH BOOK WEEK/ Oct. 24-30 (yellow 'B' in 'British', the rest black on grey)
  • 372. Through books you shall know them Brit. Book wk. (handwritten in pencil on reverse (written along vertical margin across centre))
Credit line
Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko
Subjects depicted
Places Depicted
Other Number
LS.1902 - Leslie Schreyer Loan Number
Collection
Accession Number
E.742-2004

About this object record

Explore the Collections contains over a million catalogue records, and over half a million images. It is a working database that includes information compiled over the life of the museum. Some of our records may contain offensive and discriminatory language, or reflect outdated ideas, practice and analysis. We are committed to addressing these issues, and to review and update our records accordingly.

You can write to us to suggest improvements to the record.

Suggest Feedback

record createdSeptember 20, 2004
Record URL