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Body Type' is a re-edition of the legendary naked-women alphabet by Anthon Beeke originally published in 1969. This alphabet which was published in the famous Kwadraadblad serie by Pieter Brattinga, is a carefully composed representation of the letters of the alphabet using naked women. Beeke m...

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Author / Creator:Beeke, Anthon, artist.
Imprint:Amsterdam : Spinhex & Industrie Drukkerij, 2011.
Description:1 portfolio (20 pages, 39 loose sheets, 96 pages) : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Language:Dutch
English
Subject:Beeke, Anthon.
Beeke, Anthon.
Photography of the nude.
Alphabets -- Specimens.
Alphabets -- In art.
Numerals -- Specimens.
Numerals -- In art.
Alphabets.
Numerals.
Photography of the nude.
Art.
Specimens.
Format: Print Book
Local Note:University of Chicago Library has original portfolio.
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/9023351
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Other authors / contributors:Kooiman, Geert, 1936- photographer.
Benning, Arjan, 1972- photographer.
ISBN:9081785907
9789081785907
Notes:Title from portfolio.
The "Body type set" volume is made up of sheets of cards which could be strung together to form messages of one's own, using Beeke's body alphabet, numerals, and punctuation.
Text in Dutch and English translation.
Summary:Body Type' is a re-edition of the legendary naked-women alphabet by Anthon Beeke originally published in 1969. This alphabet which was published in the famous Kwadraadblad serie by Pieter Brattinga, is a carefully composed representation of the letters of the alphabet using naked women. Beeke made the alphabet as a 'tongue in cheek' response to Wim Crouwel's New Alphabet published in the same series a year earlier. This new edition which is in colour, is complimented and enlarged with the numbers modelled by naked men all on individual sheets. It also contains a cahier with the history of the alphabet and a block continaing the letters which can be used to make a streamer. 'Body Type' was on exhibit at the University of Amsterdam in 2011.

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Call Number: f N6953.B434 B63 2011
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