33 books + student selection + corona books + Sandberg


Every year, the Stedelijk presents the most beautiful books of the past year. While everything was canceled in the cultural sector in 2020 due to corona, the book turns out to be very much alive as a cultural expression.

Contrary to expectations, last year there were just as many entries as before. And since books are a reflection of the zeitgeist, the influence of COVID-19 permeates many choices.

In addition to the 33 books chosen by the jury, there are two more firsts this year: for the first time there are books selected by the student jury. The Stedelijk adds books that were realized precisely thanks to the lockdowns, and combines this with work by William Sandberg (Experimenta Typografica) from the Stedelijk collection.

The exhibition can be visited from 25 September – 31 October.

More information: website Stedelijk.