The Activities of Pieter Brattinga: A Portrait of an Era by Geneviève Waldman, 1st ed., 1989. Kodansha, Tokyo, Japan. 10.25 x 12, pp. 288. With English and Dutch text. Cover design by Wim Crouwel. Inscribed by Brattinga to Ann and Lou Dorfsman on the blue, front free endpaper “TO ANN AND LOU FROM PIETER SUMMER 1990”
The definitive book on Brattinga, documenting his celebrated and significant, more than 30-year career as a "creative organizer" and his cultural importance in the Netherlands. With contributions by Alan Fletcher, Shigeru Watano, Ikko Tanaka and Armin Hofmann.
Extensive introduction about Brattinga and chapters devoted to: Steendrukkerij de Jong & Co., A Series of Canteen Exhibitions, Publications (The Quadrat Prints), Education, Print Gallery (Amsterdam), A Selection of Posters, Typography, Stamps and Logos & Letterheads and more. With a Pictorial Biography, Bibliography and Sources and accompanied by an all Japanese text, perfect-bound book. Lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed and printed in Japan.
A fine hardcover, dust jacket and Japanese text book in a fine, publisher's cardboard slipcase with label. Superb!