Wendingen magazine was published from 1918 to 1932. In total 116
issues were published. Using a revolutionary new typography, it
presented designs covering a wide range of both national, and
international contemporary artists. The innovative character of the magazine is best expressed by the variety of bold covers, each
individually designed by artists such as: Hildo Krop, Jan Sluyters,
R.N. Roland Holst, Jan Toorop, El Lissitzky, J. Mendes da Costa, S.
Jessurun de Mesquita and W.M. Dudok.
Wendingen was published by the Amsterdam society of architects Architectura et Amicitia. The initiative for the new magazine was taken by the Dutch architect Hendricus Theodorus Wijdeveld (1885-1987). From 1918 to 1925 he was the editor as well as the designer of the magazine.
Wendingen was published in an edition of 650 copies, soon to be increased to 1300 copies. Members of the executive committee of Architectura et Amicitae received all issues of Wendingen. The present lot derives from the grandson of one of them.
See for comparison:
Martijn F. le Coultre, Wendingen 1918-1932, architectuur en vormgeving, Blaricum, 2001