Ein Jahrhundert im Weltformat Schweizer Plakate von 1900 bis zur Gegenwart
Catalogue of an exhibition at the Kunstbibliothek Berlin 2001.11.02 - 2002.01.27, curated by Anita Kuehnel, with texts by Bernd Evers, Anita Kuehnel, Andrea von Hegel, Ines Hettler; Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin (DE) (2001); 136 pages, about 150 color illustrations, many full page, 19 x 24 cm; softcover; ISBN 3-88609-454-5
The cover is based on the poster "Schweizerware" by Carlo Vivarelli
The Kunstbibliothek in Berlin has a collection of maybe 5000 swiss posters, possibly the largest and best outside of Switzerland, and now shows 231 of them in an exhibition "Ein Jahrhundert im Weltformat", a title which refers both to the size (90 x 128 cm) and the international standing of swiss posters. I have not yet seen the exhibition, but if it is as good as the catalogue ( and knowing the curator Anita Kuehnel I have not the slightest doubt about that ), it is indeed a hit.
What I like about this publication is
|Posters by Niklaus Troxler (left) and Niklaus Stoecklin (right)||Posters by Niklaus Troxler, Bruno Monguzzi, Ruedi Wyss, and Georges Calame (from left to right)|
|Posters by Walter Kaech, Walter Diethelm, Robert Buechler, Armin Hofmann (left, cw) and Karl Gerstner (right)||Posters by Armin Hofmann (left) and Joerg Hamburger (right)|