Text/authors: Walter Nikkels, Wigger Bierma, Enrico Bravi, Wouter Davidts, Meghan Ferrill, Rudi Fuchs, Suzanna Héman, Neil Holt, Frits Scholten, Elly Stegeman
isbn: 978-90-78088-54-7   ..  € 45,00  .. buy book


A wide ranging overview of a great seminal designer

On typography and its traditions, the representation of art, the meaning of museum architecture and the communicative value of design

Best Dutch Book Design award 2013

In German-speaking countries the book will be distributed by Tropen Verlag / Klett-Cotta more

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), more

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. Overview themesmore

Walter Nikkels: Depicted | Abgebildet | Afgebeeld
Graphic Design: Wigger Bierma, Ana Laura Campos .. 528 pages .. 27,3 x 20,5 cm (h x w) .. bound hardback .. English/German/Dutch (in one edition) .. supported by: Fonds BKVB/Mondriaan Foundation, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Harten Fonds Foundation, Gemeente Dordrecht, Stichting Stokroos, Kunststiftung
Nordrhein Westfalen