WENDINGEN - WIJDEVELD, H. TH. (Dutch 1885 - 1987).

Lot 120: A series of 'Wendingen' incl. Lissitzky, Eileen Gray, Frank Lloyd Wright

Adams Amsterdam Auctions

December 12, 2016
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Description: WENDINGEN - WIJDEVELD, H. TH. (Dutch 1885 - 1987). Wendingen. Maandblad voor bouwen en sieren van Architectura et Amicitia. Amsterdam, De Hooge Brug, I - VI, (1918 -1923,)/Santpoort, Mees, XII - XIV, (1924 - 1931), 112 vols. Orig. dec. wrappers tied with raffia, in 12 cardboard boxes with labels. Almost complete set but without 4 vols.: 1918 vol. 1 and 10; 1919 vol. 7/8 and 1930 vol. 11/12 and without the inserts ‘Technische gedeelte’ 1918 vol. 3;6;8;9; 1919 vol. 2 and ‘Redactionele mededeling’ 1920 vol. 11/12. Including the separate inserts ‘Technische gedeelte’ 1919 vol. 11 and 'Mededeeling aan de abonnés', loose sheet mounted along the upper margin on title 1921 vol. 1/2; separate insert with announcement of the publisher C.A. Mees of the 'Oostersche Bibliotheek' 1927 vol. 4. Apart from the usual defects (some spines sl. dam., some small pieces of paper and raffia missing), some staining and folding, some vols. with small stamp: "Middelb. Techn. School voor de Bouwkunde Utrecht" and some vols. with year and number in pen on cover, good set.
Dimensions: Large 4to
Artist or Maker: WENDINGEN - WIJDEVELD, H. TH. (Dutch 1885 - 1987).
Literature: Martijn F. le Coultre, Wendingen 1918-1932, architectuur en vormgeving, 2001
Provenance: Private collection
Notes:
An almost complete series of this extraordinary avant-garde Dutch arts journal published over 14 years, from 1918-31. Under the direction of architect Theodorus Wijdeveld, Wendingen presented the newest ideas and most creative practitioners in all of the arts, including architecture, graphics, sculpture, ceramics, glass and theatrical design. In its fourteen years history, Wendingen featured the work of such diverse artists and architects as Eileen GRAY, Josef HOFFMANN, Michel de KLERK, Gustav KLIMT, El LISSITZKY, Erich MENDELSOHN and Jan TOOROP. From 1925-26, it published a series of seven issues of unparalleled beauty devoted to the work of Frank LLOYD WRIGHT. In the first years only 650 copies have been printed and bound by hand! A treasure trove.
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