Rijksakademie Open 2007

Book coverRijksakademie Open 2007
Book coverRijksakademie Open 2007
Book coverRijksakademie Open 2007
Book coverRijksakademie Open 2007

The panel thought this was head and shoulders above the other books by or about academies of art. It is a work of very clean, serene, monumental and honest design, to the extent that there is almost something museum-like about it. The chosen paper is also excellent.

It is the strength of simplicity that makes this a beautiful publication. Strictly speaking it is not a book, perhaps: technically, indeed, it is a brochure. Thanks to the way the whole thing is executed, this is mainly an exercise in reflection. And that in turn ties in seamlessly with the kind of institution that the Rijksakademie wishes to be.

Edition: 2007
Language: English
Final editor: Marie José Burki, Alain Cueff
Publisher / commissioner: Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam
Designer: Kummer & Herrman
Lithographer: Veenman Drukkers, Rotterdam
Printer: Veenman Drukkers, Rotterdam
Binder: Hoogendijk, Gouda
Dimensions: 244 x 334 x 5
Amount of pages: 116 p.
Number of copies: 8,000
Price: € not for sale
ISBN: none
Font and foundry: Hermes-Optimo
Binding style: stapled, four pages on thicker paper stapled in at the centre with the rest
Material: 70gsm UPM Finesse 220 mat, 170gsm Eurobulk