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Lou Loeber(1894-1983)

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It has taken over 3 decades for Lou Loeber to be fully appreciated by art collectors and curators, but now, almost 40 years after her death, she is considered as one of the driving forces of modern art after WWII  in the Netherlands. Het art is rooted in constructivism and cubistic style, with a dash of DE STIJL and Sturm. But most important her art can be recognized as being from Louber and has qualities which make her art stand out from other artists who were active in that same period.

It is time now for a retropective exhibition in teh Netherlands, which will show all the qualities of Louber as an artist, not because she was one of the first female artist who rose to fame, but because of the qualities and value of her art.

http://www.ftn-books.com has some nice Louber publications available.

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New Business Card FTN books & Art

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Some recent changes made it necessary to translate these changes into a new business card. The most important one being two new email addresses. One personal one and the other for the FTN books & Art contacts. So here is all the new business information to contact me and keep track of my activities, the daily blog and additions to my inventory.

Wilfried van den Elshout / FTN books

Veursestraatweg 106c

2265CG Leidschendam,  the Netherlands

www.ftn-books.com

www.ftn-blog.com

new email : wilfriedvandenelshout@gmail.com

new email : ftnbooksandart@gmail.com

 

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Pieter Brattinga (1931-2004)

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In an earlier blog I wrote something on the relation between Henry Miller and Pieter Brattinga, but there is much more importance found in the fact that Brattinga was a designer /publisher all by himself, who made some very prestigious publications in the late Fifties and early Sixties. Being the son of the director of Steendrukkerij de Jong he held exhibitions within the printing rooms of Steendrukkerij de Jong and even started his own publication KWADRAAT Blad making it an example of the qualities that the Steendrukkerij de Jong was possible of. In later years he organized numerous exhibitions and designed many other books and stamps for PTT ao.. Pieter Brattinga was important for the development of dutch graphic design from the last century. Many of the Kwadraat publications are available at www.ftn-books.com