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Paul Schuitema : ein Pionier der holländischen Avantgarde (Hans Neuburg)

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Details: Kunstgewerbemuseum Zürich (Publisher). 1967. First edition. Softcover. Saddle stitch. 12pp. 220 x 200mm. Printed black, white and red, unpaginated. Text in German. Designed by Hans Neuburg.

About: Paul Schuitema was a Dutch graphic artist. He also designed furniture and expositions and worked as photographer, film director, painter and teacher for publicity design at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. This booklet supplements an exhibition of Schuitema's work, held at Kunstgewerbemuseum Zürich, September 22 to October 22, 1967.

(Foreword) "New typography around 1930 – It is always difficult to talk about your own work. But maybe a little easier when it comes to work that was created 30 to 40 years ago. I will try to speak as little as possible about my work and try to reveal something of the spiritual background. The present works date from the years 1926 to 1933. At this time all design is directly aligned. The colors are primary, the composition uncomplicated. You worked under strange circumstances. The printers did not know, for example, whether the elementary typography was beautiful or brutal, whether this form of expression would remain or whether it would be a flash in the pan."

Very good condition; light shelf ware consistent with age, interiors clean other than very light tanning to outer edge of pages, binding tight. Please contact me should you have any further questions about condition.

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