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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