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Dutch Graphic Design

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Editor: Kees Broos, Paul Hefting
Publisher: Phaidon
Publication: 1993, First Edition
Binding: Softcover, section sewn
Pages: 224
Size: 255 x 330
Text: English

(Preface) 'The Netherlands is widely recognized as having produced some of this century's most innovative and influential graphic design. The country has not only nurtured some outstanding individual talents including Jan Toorop, Theo van Doesburg, Piet Zwart, Hendrik Werkman and Gert Dumbar - but is also admired for its strong tradition of enlightened clients such as the Dutch Posterijen, Telegrafie en Telefonie (PTT).

Dutch Graphic Design fully documents this distinguished history, covering all aspects of the discipline from its birth at the turn of the century to the anarchic 'new wave' of the nineties. From political posters to postage stamps, from the underground press to annual reports, from type design to corporate identity, the book encompasses the widest possible range of graphic art. As well as presenting a feast of visual imagery, it examines the movements, individuals and institutions that have contributed to Dutch graphic design's worldwide impact, and provides an insight into the century's important historical and cultural issues such as the debate between decoration and function and the conflicting ideals of strict geometry and free-flowing form.'

Condition: Good. All titles are used and show shelf ware consistent with age. Light rubbing, creasing, tanning to cover. Very light tanning to outer edges of interior pages. Owner’s name inscribed to first end page.

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