Publisher: Pharos Verlag, Basel
Product Dimensions: 23 x 27 cm
Release Date: 1964
Price: $180 USD (¥18,000 JPY)
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Condition: acceptable to good (pre-owned)
Design: by Emil Ruder
Author: Niggi Schoellkopf
Illustrator: Véronique Filozof
in 1956 the schweizerische kunstverein, an umbrella organisation of local swiss art societies, organized a nationwide exhibtion of swiss artists. it took place at the mustermesse basel exhibition centre.
the catalogue cover is credited to #emilruder (1914-1970). the almost “abstract” design based on letter forms (5, 6, k) and their surrounding space are typical for ruder’s style.
the title typeface is akzidenz-grotesk with mono-grotesk for main texts.
the president of the jury, werner bär (1899-1960), a banker and art collector, contributed the foreword.
almost 900 artworks by hundreds of artists were exhibited. only a few were reproduced, like this painting by theo eble.
text via wiedler.ch