w.p. hubert van blijenburgh:
kamergymnastiek voor iedereen
w.l. & j. brusse n.v., rotterdam, around 1930
size: 25 x 17 cm
designer: piet zwart (cover)
another dutch book i include because of its great cover design by one of the modernist pioneers, piet zwart (1885-1977).
zwart visualised the subject of indoor gymnatics for everybody with a photograph in blue overprinted with diagrams in red, and slanted sans-serif text lines running parallel to the forearm of the exercising man.
the author hubert van blijenburgh was a prompoter of gymnastics who published several books on this subject with the brusse company.
the typography of the inner pages is more traditional, ...
... but i quite like the red silhouettes of an exercising man ...
... which are from the ten foldout plates at the back describing the exercises.
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