Scheltens & Abbenes. Unfolded

Book coverScheltens & Abbenes. Unfolded
Book coverScheltens & Abbenes. Unfolded
Book coverScheltens & Abbenes. Unfolded
Book coverScheltens & Abbenes. Unfolded

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.

Edition: 2012
Language: English
Final editor: Frank van der Stok
Publisher / commissioner: Kodoji Press, Baden (CH)
Designer: Julia Born & Laurenz Brunner, 3D renderings by Thomas Traum, London (UK)
Lithographer: Calff & Meischke, Amsterdam
Printer: Calff & Meischke, Amsterdam
Binder: Van Waarden, Zaandam
Dimensions: 230 x 330 x 9
Amount of pages: 80 p.
Number of copies: 1,000
Price: € 28.50
ISBN: 978 3 03747 045 9
Font and foundry: Academica Medium and Medium Italic
Binding style: sewn hardback
Material: 130gsm Munken Lynx (interior), 140gsm Casing II double-sided (endpapers), Baladek Capys 26344 (binding)