glas aus vier jahrtausenden

Papaerback: 126 pages
Publisher: kunstgewerbemuseum zürich
Language: German
ISBN-10: –
ISBN-13: –
Product Dimensions: 21 x 15 cm
Release Date: 1956
Price: $180 USD (¥19,800 JPY)
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Condition: acceptable to good (pre-owned)
very small tears on the edge of the cover

Design Carl B. Graf
Cover Photo Manfred Bingler

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コンディション: 良い(表紙上部に5mmくらい、背下部にも微細なやぶれあり、経年によるヤケや染みがありますが良好です。)


the kunstgewerbeschule (school for applied arts) in zürich was a place were young graphic designers learned the “swiss style” in the 1950s. the exhibition catalogues and posters of the kunstgewerbemuseum (museum for applied arts) which is under the same roof are often excellent examples of this style. here a catalogue of an exhibition on the history of glass. you find a picture of the similar poster on the poster collection website of the swiss national library.

the photo of a glass is printed on a glassine dustjacket while the title is printed vertically on the white wrappers – shining through the semi-transparent jacket like through glass! printed glassine jackets were quite popular in the 1940-50s

the catalogue design by carl bernhard graf (1926-1968) is a clasic example of 1950s’ swiss modernism: asymmetric page layout and page numbers, sans-serif typeface, lowercase titles reveal the influence of 1920s’ new typography.

the flush-left ragged-right setting of type and dark, rough paper for text pages are a style often used by max bill.

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