Modern Dutch Interiors
By Erica Van Horn & Simon Cutts
Ballybeg, Grange, Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland: Coracle, 2014.
Edition of 150.
15 x 10.5 cm; 36 pages. Bound in cloth over boards with sample tipped on front board. Numbered.
A collection of Dutch envelope interiors sent by Peter Foolen to Erica Van Horn.
Afterword: "These from the Netherlands have a consistent simplicity and plain-ness. They employ reduced repetition, asymmetry, and even at times a formal randomness approaching camouflage. The use of a single firm yet impenetrable colour makes them different from the interiors of other countries. They bring the nineteenth-century origin of the printed envelope interior as a means of hiding the contents of the envelope into our time."