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Un libro illeggibile quadrato

Print Book, English, 1953
Steendrukkerij De Jong, Hilversum, 1953
Artists' books
1 volume (unpaged) ; 25 x 26 cm + 1 wrapper (77 x 77 cm folded to 26 x 26 cm)
Title from wrapper
"This illegible Quadrat-Print was designed and developed by Bruno Munari, A.D.I., Milan, Italy. The types of paper are: M.F. mechanical cover paper, bluish gray marbled, red slightly mechanical cover paper and matt better offset paper. The Quadrat-Prints ® 1953 are a series of experiments in printing ranging over the fields of graphic design, the plastic arts, literature, architecture and music...[they] are not for sale. They are presented to clients and friends of Steendrukkerij De Jong & Co., as gifts... [they] are issued in limited editions of two thousand copies..."--Colophon
Dust jacket in light grey cardboard with a rhombus cut out showing the red cover. Artist's book, with no text, composed of red and white light cardboard pages which are die cut in different ways. Complete with the original publisher's envelope, characterised by triangular folded strips and where the title "Un libro illeggibile di Bruno Munari" ("An unreadable book by Bruno Munari") and Munari's biography are printed in 8 different languages. Colophon is on the last but one page
Text in Dutch, English, French, and German; text on wrapper in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, and Swedish