Hyphen Press, 2001 - Architecture - 168 pages
Karel Marten's work occupies a unique place in the present European art and design landscape. While working in the tradition of Dutch modernism, he maintains distance from the main developments of his time: from both the practices of routinized Modernism and the facile reactions against it. His work is personal and experimental, while at the same time publicly answerable. This book presents Martens graphic design oeuvre in reproductions of startling fidelity, and described in informal captions. Printed on uncoated paper and Chinese-bound, the book itself has a compelling tactile quality. For this long-awaited second edition, twenty-four pages have been added to cover Marten's most recent work.
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Review: Karel Martens: Printed Matter/ DrukwerkUser Review - Joyce Sohn - Goodreads
One of my most cherished books. Read full review
Review: Karel Martens: Printed Matter/ DrukwerkUser Review - Widgets & - Goodreads
A mid-century modernist who loves letterpress printing? And he's Dutch? Fantastic! Read full review