Walter Nikkels: Depicted | Abgebildet | Afgebeeld

Walter Nikkels: Depicted | Abgebildet | Afgebeeld
Author: -
Publisher: Valiz & Tropen
Language: English / Deutsch / Dutch
Pages: 528
Size: 21 x 27.6 cm
Weight: 1.8050 kg
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-90-78088-54-7
Price: €45.00
Product Description

This monumental monograph on the work of the Dutch typographer Walter Nikkels (°1940) offers insight into the oeuvre of Nikkels, with an emphasis on his method, mentality, sources of inspiration, specific role and position, and the interaction with international artists and art institutes.
Nikkels has designed and edited numerous books and catalogues, for among others the Van Abbemuseum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and, for many museums and institutes both in the Netherlands and abroad, and he designed museum architecture, bank notes, stamps, posters, etc.

He focuses not only on typography and book design. He has also designed and installed a number of major exhibitions among which the Documenta 7 in Kassel (1982), Bilderstreit in Cologne (1989) and the Van Gogh exhibition in the Kröller-Müller Museum (2003). He was also responsible for the new interior design and architecture of the Museum Kurhaus Kleve (1997, 2012 expansion).
From 1985 to 2008 Walter Nikkels was professor of Typography (Entwurf, Buchkunst und Schriftentwicklung) at the Kunstacademie in Düsseldorf. For his oeuvre he received the H.N. Werkmanprijs Prize and the Charles Nypels Prize.

The common theme is formed by a well illustrated list of works, interspersed with contextual 'inserts', subjects that deserve more visual and textual depth. Some themes are for example: . Collaboration with artists
. On conceptual art and the long running working relationship with Lothar Baumgarten
. Tradition and renewal
. Architecture and parallels with typography
. The structure of the catalogue
. Multilingual books, the polyglot approach
. The summing up, the typographical list
. The cover, the title page
. The choice of letter
. Image sequences
. The invitation as serial research
. Education and the role of the typographer