17.09.2013 – 15.12.2013

Irma Boom / Architecture of the book

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Institut Néerlandais lädt ein zur Ausstellung Irma Boom –Architecture of the book.

Pressetext: The Institut Néerlandais is proud to present a biography in books by Dutch graphic designer Irma Boom (1960). Architecture of the book will be the first retrospective exhibition of her work in France.

Irma’s books, striking constructions of materials and colour, are internationally renowned and highly regarded. Several are held in the permanent collections of the University of Amsterdam (Special Collections) and the MoMA in New York. Her work has also been exhibited at the Museum für Gestaltung in Zürich and at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.

This exhibition has been developed in close collaboration with the University of Amsterdam’s Special Collections and will, for the first time ever, present a broad overview of Boom’s work to a French audience, spanning her entire career from the late 1980s to the present. It will lend an insight into Boom’s design practice and how she creates her books from autonomous designs, which explore various essential elements of the book: size, the type of paper, structure and spine. Alongside a few exceptional and iconic publications - the SHV book, the Colorbook and the Otto Treuman book- several of her studies and “failures” will also be included. Moreover, Irma has selected some historical books from the Fondation Custodia to be displayed alongside her own: special books that bear some resemblance to her work and fascinate her. There will also be more recent projects, such as a book she created for Chanel about their famous perfume, Chanel Nr.5.

Vernissage: 17. September 18 Uhr bis 20:30 Uhr
Ausstellung: 18. September bis 15. Dezember 

Institut Néerlandais
121 rue de Lille
75007 Paris 

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