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book (design) story #206

hans finsler, henri cartier-bresson:
werner bischof

kunstgewerbemuseum zürich (wegleitung 216), 1957
printer: ag fachschriften verlag & buchdruckerei, zürich
size: 21 x 15 cm
designer: serge stauffer, atelier müller-brockmann

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werner bischof (1916-1954) was a great photographer who was a member of the famous "magnum" photo agency. this exhibition was held at the museum of the zürich kunstgewerbeschule where bischof had studied. on the catalogue one of his most famous photos, taken in the peruvian mountains where bischof had died in a car accident.

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the catalogue was designed by serge stauffer (1929-1989) who worked for josef müller-brockmann's studio at the time.

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above text contributions by hans finsler (who was a teacher at the kunstgewerbeschule zürich) and henri cartier-bresson. note the asymmetric page layout and page numbers. typeface is sans-serif (of course...).

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there is a great photo section.

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