Typo-foto: Elementaire Typografie in Nederland 1920–1940 by Dick Maan and John van der Ree, 1990. Veen/Reflex, Utrecht/Antwerpen. 8.75 x 11.75, pp. 112 with Dutch text.
Heavily illustrated with 135 color and black and white examples including a foreword and preface with individual sections devoted to nine design pioneers: Piet Zwart, Paul Schuitema, Gerard Kiljan, Cesar Domela Nieuwenhuis, Dick Elffers, Wim Brusse, Cas Oorthuys, Henny Cahn and Willem Sandberg.
With an important reprinted text regarding photography in advertising: “foto als beeldend element in reclame” by Kiljan and Schiuitema; an 8-page facsimile of the the special graphics issue De 8 en Opbouw (June 24, 1939) including several facsimile responses to the text. The book finishes with a conclusion, notes, designer timelines and a bibliography.
An early published volume (now out of print after one of the estates “demanded a large sum for uncleared copyright ...”) devoted to Dutch avant-garde typography and graphic design pre World War II. A fine hardcover and dust jacket.