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• • • Being a journal by artist and designer John Coulthart, cataloguing interests, obsessions and passing enthusiasms.


Netherlands decorated books


left: Over kunst en kunstenaars (1923); right: Over literatuur (1924).

A few examples from a collection of gorgeous Art Nouveau and Art Deco cover designs.

The books cover the period 1893–1939 and contains bindings in the Nieuwe Kunst and Art Nouveau styles by contemporary artists working in the Netherlands such as Jozef Cantre (1890–1957) and Jan Toroop (1858–1928). The collection is particularly strong on P.A.H. Hofman’s designs.


left: Tziganen (1924); right: Rond de wereld (1931).

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2 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by Tony


    Those are some beautiful covers. I’m glad i found this site.

  2. #2 posted by sander


    Cantre ia actually Flemish. Finest collection of Dutch Art Nouveau is

    Wolfsonian-FIU Modern Dutch Collection


    Collected by a Dutchmen and sold to Miami in the 80s






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