A complete run in 6 issues total of the arts and culture journal from the Dutch branch of the avant-garde ZERO group, under the editorial direction of Armando, Henk Peeters, and Herman de Vries, containing contemporary commentary and criticism of the art and design world and the main themes of the international ZERO movement, including essays on monochrome, new realism, instrumental architecture, and light; continued by De Nieuwe Stijl in two parts, edited by Armando, Henk Peeters, Hans Sleutelaar, Cornelis Bastiaan Vaandrager, and Hans Verhagen, this journal taking the form of a literary magazine showcasing avant-garde poetry and prose. Illustrated throughout. Some slight dust-staining, creasing to issues of Nul, scattered toning. Nul 4to., De Nieuwe Stijl 8vo. Original wrpps., all housed together in archival case. Some slight dust-staining to wrpps. of Nul, front cover of issue no. 1 creased in several places. Arnhem/Amsterdam, 1961-1965.
The ZERO group on the whole was active from 1957 to 1966, founded initially in Düsseldorf by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene. Contemporaneous groups existed in other parts of Europe and Asia, as well as the Americas, including the Nul group in the Netherlands, the Nouveaux Réalistes in France, Azimuth in Italy, and the Gutai group in Japan. Nul, consisting of Armando, Jan Henderikse, Henk Peeters, and Jan Schoonhoven, came to bein in 1961. The various groups often collaborated with each other, with Yves Klein, Piero Manzoni, and Lucio Fontana being key figures in this artistic activity. The artists often explored monochrome color, light, motion, seriality, and space, and put on many of their own exhibitions. A scarce complete run of the journal, from the Dutch branch of the avant-garde group, that was an immediate predecessor to de Vries's Revue Integration. Book ID: 49026