H. N. WERKMAN
Fridolin Müller [Editor], Peter Althaus [Introduction]: H. N. WERKMAN. New York: Hastings House, 1967. First edition. Tri-lingual edition in English, German and French. A very good or better hardcover book in decorated glazed paper boards issued without a Dust Jacket: white boards lightly worn. Interior textblock in fine condition. Volume Two in a projected four-volume set called Documents in the Visual Arts. A nice copy of a scarce book.
8.5 x 9.75 hardcover book with 104 pages with 79 plates (14 in color) of Werkman's avant-garde Dutch typography. H. N. WERKMAN presents the most extensive published collection of Werkman's typography to date. My highest recommendation.
Beautifully designed and printed by Verlag Arthur Niggli in Switzerland with the plate engraving and printing setting a new standard for the reproduction of the presented artwork. Spot colors are used throughout for maximum color fidelity.
Dutch designer and printmaker Hendrik Werkman (18821945) is best known for his innovative printing techniques and avant-garde typography. As publisher of De Blauwe Schuitt, a series of underground booklets produced by Jewish dissident poets and writers during the Nazi occupation of Holland, Werkman was imprisoned by German secret police in 1945 and executed without trial just three days before the countryıs liberation.
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