May 2015 | Rebecca Rego Barry

Vanessa Bell's Hogarth Press Designs on Exhibit

The National Museum of Women in the Arts, located in Washington, D.C., opened today an exhibit of Vanessa Bell's book design. Bell,
(1879-1961) ,w
a member of the celebrated Bloomsbury Group, designed graphic dust jackets and illustrations for the Hogarth Press, a publishing house co-founded by her sister, novelist Virginia Woolf. Enjoy here a sampling of exhibit's highlights:

Bell__Monday or Tuesday copy.jpgVanessa Bell, cover design for Virginia Woolf's Monday or Tuesday, The Hogarth Press, 1921; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center.

Bell__The Waves copy.jpgVanessa Bell, jacket design for Virginia Woolf's The Waves, The Hogarth Press, 1931; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center.

Bell__The Years copy.jpgVanessa Bell, jacket design for Virginia Woolf's The Years, The Hogarth Press, 1937; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center.

Bell__Three Guineas copy.jpgVanessa Bell, jacket design for Virginia Woolf's Three Guineas, The Hogarth Press, 1938; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center.

Bell__Haunted House copy.jpgVanessa Bell, jacket design for Virginia Woolf's A Haunted House and other stories, The Hogarth Press, 1943; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center.

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