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Benno Premsela

Warrior & Seducer

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With a beautiful overview of Premsela's complete ceramics collection

> Published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Show Yourself' at the Design Museum Den Bosch

> Special jubilee edition available at the Design Museum Den Bosch

In 2016, the Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch received 280 ceramic objects from the Benno Premsela collection (1920 -1997). As a modern homo universalis, champion of ‘good living’, gay emancipator and art tsar, he had the makings of a compulsive hoarder. What can this collections tell us about who Benno Premsela was?

A collection represents its collector. This means that it can also be read as an ego document, a personal story. That story, for example about the relationship between Premsela’s own (strict) design views and the things he collected, is the guiding principle of Benno Premsela. Warrior&Seducer. The book’s many illustrations first and foremost show the functional context of Premsela’s collections: his residence, which witnessed numerous discussions about the displayed objects, and the exhibitions to which he so generously contributed. In addition, the book contains a lot of visual material concerning Benno Premsela’s ceramics collection.

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ISBN 978-94-6208-448-3 | June 2018 | available | Fredric Baas | design: Haller Brun | Dutch, English | paperback | 17 x 24 cm | 100 pages | illustrated (200 full color) | in conjunction with: Design Museum Den Bosch

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