De Stijl 1917- 1932. Complete reprint in two volumes
Author: Ad Petersen (ed.) Publisher: Athenaeum/ Bert Bakker/ Polak & Van Gennep Year: 1968 ISBN: x Hardcover 2 volumes, 636 and 666 pages, 28 x 21 und 21 x 28 cm. Condition: very good
The re-publication of De Stijl from 1968 consist of : 1; A complete reprint of volume I-III (1917-1920). 2; A complete reprint of volume IV-VII and the remaining numbers (1921-1932). Facsimile reprint of one the most important and influential modernist periodicals of the 20th century. Contributions by i.a. Th. van Doesburg (I.K. Bonset, A. Camini), J.J.P. Oud, P. Mondriaan, G. Vantongerloo, Anthony Kok, T. Brugman, H. Arp, and reproductions of works by i.a. P. Mondriaan, A. Archipenko, J.J.P. Oud, G. Rietveld, Man Ray, Th. van Doesburg, C. Domela. This re-publication of De Stijl, edited by Ad Petersen, consist of three parts: 1 A complete reprint of volume I-III (1917-1920). 2 A complete reprint of volume IV-VII and the remaining numbers (1921-1932). 3 An historical introduction; a translation of all the Dutch texts; notes and indexes. Texts, illustrations and covers have been reproduced in their original dimensions. The overall size of the original issues of volume I-III ranged approximately between 7 1/4 x 9 5/8 (18.5 x 24.5 cm) and 7 5/8 x 10 1/4 (19.5 x 26 cm). In order to accommodates these size differences, the margins have been enlarged. The overall size of the original issues of volume IV-VII ranged approximately between 10 x 7 1/2 (25.5 x 19 cm) and 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 (26 x 22 cm). In order to accommodate these size differences, the margins have been changed. They are mostly larger than in the originals. The last issues, however, have somewhat smaller margins. Part 1 and part 2 are paginated throughout, but the original pagination per volume has been retained. Moreover, on the bottom of each page is recorded: the volume number, the issue number and the year in which the issue appaered. The original volumes of part 1 were printed on rough tex paper. The original paper of the covers was a colored cover paper with colors running from green and yellow-gray to gray. In this edition the colors have been limited to one green and two grays, printed on the same paper as the text. The appendices were originally printed on sheets of coated paper and lossely inserted. In this edition the have been bound in where they are most pertinent tot the text. The original volumes of part 2 were printed on various kinds of paper. Up till volume VI.9 the quality of the rough text paper did not permit the printing of half tones, with the exeption of the Lissitsky number (V.10/11). The half tones were printed separately on coated paper sheets, or tipped-in as small separate reproductions on coated paper. Beginning with volume VI.9 a paper suitable for half tones was used; the issues 10 jaren Stijl. Aubette and dernier numero were printed on coated paper. The covers were usually of a heavy text paper; only 10 jaren Stijl had a cover of heavy coated paper; Aubette, dernier numero a bristol board cover. The quality of the printing of text and plates in the originals was rather poor. This edition is, intentionally, not a improvement, as possible, except for the paper. This reprint in offset lithgraphy on satin finish machine coated 120 grs/sg.m. paper was done by steendrukkerij de Jong & Co., Hilversum. The binding is by Sijthoff, Leiden. The cover, front matter and additional pagination was designed by Pieter van Delft.
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