Best Dutch Book Designs
The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam has hosted the Best Dutch Book Designs for nearly 80 years. This year too the museum is presenting this annual exhibition, featuring the best-designed books of 2010.
Visual appearance and physical experience of the book
A jury of experts selected 33 titles from 376 submissions. One of the books which was chosen as one of the best books of 2010 is Shanghai New Towns. Searching for community and identity in a sprawling metropolis by Harry den Hartog. You can read an interview with Den Hartog on EUKN in the ‘See also’ link. The well-designed book continues to be able to compete with recently introduced digital media. Although readers may no longer depend on paper to gain information, many are still drawn to the printed book, reflecting the prestige of books in general. The quality of both visual appearance and physical experience is an important aspect of the publications surveyed in Best Dutch Book Designs.
Visit the exhibition in Amsterdam
Visitors are invited to take home a copy of the exhibition
poster, designed by Niels Schrader, who also designed the
exhibition catalogue. Thanks to the exhibition design by
EventArchitectuur, visitors can view books in the gallery, as well
as peruse them directly. The exhibition runs through until July 17