Quite large, but thin: a hard cover with abstract, serenely grey shapes hinting subtly at some kind of room, exciting, no title. In fact the title turns out to be on the back cover. Scheltens & Abbenes. Unfolded.
Open the book and you find beautiful orangey-beige endpapers; and then it happens: several spreads of large-print text, cut off roughly as if the paper had been not quite large enough, all just about legible – and then there are the photographs, some of which appear to be only half in the picture: intriguing images of shoes, glasswork, clothing, as well as the rooms in which the work is on display. The more three-dimensional images were produced with the help of software.
The book has been perfectly printed and bound. An uncommonly fine example of a catalogue to an exhibition by this pair, with the designers having a great deal of influence and searching for the ultimate in their profession. It gives one pause.