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Modernism: In Print

Dutch Graphic Design 1917-2017


Modernism: in print explores modernism in Dutch graphic design of the 20th Century.

Author(s): Frederike Huygen
Expected on: June 15, 2017
Language: English and Dutch
Pages: 184
Size: 220 x 280 mm
Edition: paperback
ISBN: 9789462262249
Year: 2017
Publisher: Lecturis
Design: Lex Reitsma

This book explores modernism in Dutch graphic design of the 20th Century with an emphasis on the varied aspects and meanings of the term modernism. Its publication coincides with an exhibition at the Special Collections facility of the University of Amsterdam. The book comprises three reflective essays, on the periods 1920–1940/45, 1945–1990 and 1990–present.

Modernism: In Print presents a comprehensive picture of the subject, drawn from the collection and the design archives of Special Collections. It interrogates the canon by including some less well-known examples of graphic design work.
The concept of modernism dominates the discourse on graphic design. This book aims to recognize its often underestimated complexity.

Frederike Huygen is a Dutch design historian who has written many articles and books on the subject, including Wim Crouwel Modernist and Schrofer Sketches.

Additional information

Weight 884 g