Piet Zwart (Documents in the Visual Arts, Vol. 1)


The Dutchman Piet Zwart worked as an architect with Jan Wils and Hendrik P. Berlage. He came to typography more or less by accident and with no previous knowledge or preconceived ideas. It was a field in which he was to perform pioneering work. Inspired by Dada, and confirmed in his ideas by de Stijl, he created an œuvre entirely his own. Besides many works by Zwart, the book contains an introduction by Peter F. Althaus and a short biography as an appendix. A really lovely showing of work that still excites.

  • Editor: Fridolin Muller
  • Size: 8.2 × 9.4 inches
  • Pages: 112
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Language: German, English, French
  • Condition: The binding is pretty well foxed and the top is dirty. Inside pages are nice and clean. The spine is a little loose, but intact. We've put it in a mylar wrapper so it should be OK. Bookseller’s label on the rear pastedown.
  • Publisher: Niggli, 1966