“…The book is indeed two separate books: one focused on European modernist art and the other, American. Both are wrapped by an acetate cover bearing only the (prosaic) title of the book on each side. The sheet rests atop two square paintings (which perfectly fit the book’s format), each representing their place of origin. No further text is visible anywhere on the exterior.
The interior is a modest cacophony of text and image dancing alongside each other. No two pages are alike. Univers Regular is typeset simply throughout (like many Swiss books of the time) yet the type, unusually, defies a strict adherence to a grid for any discernible reason other than the pure delight of exploring new relationships to the positive and negative space on the page. Images also shape shift throughout the book from expansive, full-bleed spreads which feel far grander than they actually are, to smaller, tipped-in plates which sit comfortably within the white, square frame of the page. …” — Other Library