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book (design) story #673

johannes itten, elsi leuzinger:
afrikanische kunst

kunstgewerbemuseum zürich (wegleitung 166), 1945
size: 21 x 15 cm
designer: ernst keller (cover)

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the next few stories are about swiss exhibition catalogues of the 1940-60s. this 1945 catalogue on african art features a cover design by kunstgewerbeschule zürich teacher ernst keller (1891-1968). the cover design is based on the exhibition poster.

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note the "primitive" drawing and writing style, with inversed letter "N".

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the introductory texts are by johannes itten (1888-1967) and ...

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... by elsy leuzinger (*1910), who later became director of the rietberg museum in zürich.

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a large map is laid in to inform about the origin of the artworks, ...

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... some of which are pictured.

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