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Finding aid for the H. Th. Wijdeveld graphic and architectural designs, 1919-1979
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biographical/Historical Note
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  • Scope and Content of Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: H. Th. Wijdeveld graphic and architectural designs
    Date (inclusive): 1919-1979
    Number: 970088
    Creator/Collector: Wijdeveld, H. Th., 1885-1987
    Physical Description: 0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
    The Getty Research Institute
    Special Collections
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
    (310) 440-7390
    Abstract: Typographical and architectural designs by the Dutch architect Hendricus Theodorus Wijdeveld, in original drawings and printed examples.
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    Language: Collection material is in English

    Biographical/Historical Note

    Dutch architect who is also known for Wendingen, a magazine for the decorative arts and architecture founded by Wijdeveld in 1918.

    Administrative Information


    Open for use by qualified researchers.

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    Preferred Citation

    H. Th. Wijdeveld, Graphic and architectural designs, 1919-1979, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Accession no. 970088

    Acquisition Information

    Received in 1997

    Processing History

    Processed by J. Gibbs

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Collection contains typographical designs by the Dutch architect Hendricus Theodorus Wijdeveld, in original drawings and printed examples (c. 70 items). Also included are drawings, original and reproduced, for his architectural designs (6 items). Several items, including invitations and a newspaper article, are about Wijdeveld.
    Examples of Wijdeveld's typographical designs include letterheads, invitations, advertisements, manifestos and prospectuses (c. 45 items). His designs for magazines are represented by layouts and printed proofs for Wendingen; a printed cover for Bouwkundig Weekblad Architectura (1927); rough designs (1924) and 11 issues of Architectura (1922). Book designs include proof sheets for a book by J.W. Schotman (1927), and 1 printed example each of 2 books (by Albert Vogel, Albert A. Plasschaert) published by Van Loghum Staterus en Visser (1919).
    Architectural designs, all by Wijdeveld, include reproduced and original drawings for the following projects: display rooms for the 1925 Paris Exposition; a theater in Amsterdam, possibly the unbuilt theater at the Plantage Middenlaan, 1921; the International Werkgemeenschap Cultuurcentrum, 2 drawings dated 1954, 1959; Groot Bentveld, a plan for a new ‘villa wijk' dated 1954; design for a house and studio, possibly for himself, dated 1958.
    The collection contains a few items about Wijdeveld: 2 invitations to exhibitions of his work (1953, 1967); an invitation to his 90th birthday reception and a short text set to music by his son-in-law for the occasion (1975); and an interview with Wijdeveld by Hans Vogel, published in the daily newspaper, Het Parool, 1979 February 9.

    Arrangement note

    Arranged in 2 series: Graphic designs, 1919-1979; Architectural designs, 1921-1924, 1954-1959

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Names

    Wijdeveld, H. Th., 1885-1987

    Subjects - Corporate Bodies

    Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes (1925 : Paris, France)

    Subjects - Topics

    Architecture, Modern--20th century--Designs and plans
    Architecture, Modern--20th century--Periodicals
    Book design
    Graphic arts
    Graphic design (Typography)
    Magazine design

    Subjects - Titles

    Architectura (Amsterdam, Netherlands) Geesten gemoeting Voordrachts kunst, theoretische en practische beschouwingen, door Albert Vogel Wendingen (Amsterdam, Netherlands) Zien van schilderijen

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Architectural drawings--Netherlands--20th century


    Plasschaert, Albert August, 1866-1941
    Schotman, Johann W. (Johann Wilhelm), 1892-
    Vogel, Albert, 1874-1933