Netherlands decorated books collection: London College of Communication


This website provides information about a small collection of decorated books on from the London College of Communication, part of the University of the Arts London, that has been digitised and made available online by the Visual Arts Data Service (VADS). The collection covers the period 1893-1939, and includes bindings in the Nieuwe Kunst and Art Nouveau styles by artists such as Jan Toorop (1858-1928), Jozef Cantré (1890-1957), and P. A. H. Hofman (1885-1965). It includes several titles by Arthur van Schendel (1874-1946), the Dutch novelist and short-story writer, who produced some of the greatest novels of his period, as well as a Dutch translation of a collection of the writings of poet and designer, William Morris, the first binding work of designer and typographer Sjoerd Hendrik De Roos (1877-1962), who was inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement.


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