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INVENTORY OF THE GRAPHIC DESIGNS OF PAUL SCHUITEMA, 1920-1965
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Description
Dutch graphic, furniture, and architectural designer who worked in lithography, etching, woodcutting and painting. He was also a filmmaker, photographer, and teacher who applied the principle of De Stijl and constructivism to commercial advertising. The collection consists of printed ephemera such as advertisements, pamphlets, proof pages, flyers, and one photograph, representing Schuitema's designs, typography, photomontages, and use of color.
Background
Paul Schuitema, 1897-1973, was a Dutch graphic, furniture and architectural designer who worked in lithography, etching, wood cutting and painting. He was also a film maker, photographer and teacher. As an early modernist, he applied the principles of de Stijl and Constructivism to commercial advertising. His style was direct and frontal, making graphic use of words and confronting the viewer with the object that needed to be sold in his advertising brochures.
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.05 linear ft. (1 box)
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Open for use by qualified researchers.