Serial is a volume of books surveying 20th century European stamp design, with each book focusing on a different country. The countries are Germany, The Netherlands, and England based on their distinct approaches to stamp design. 
Germany
During fascism’s rise in the 1930’s, Germany’s Werkbund was forced to grapple with contrasting progressive modernist ideals and the rightward swing of public opinion against Bolshevism. The result is surprisingly
conservative and reactionary stamp design in a period famous for its innovation.
The Netherlands
Blessed with a progressive post office and Royal Family, the Netherlands enlisted forward-thinking designers for their stamp design in the early 20th century, incorporating new technologies such as photography,
photomontage, and advanced printing processes across the entire scope of their postal service.
England
Existing under the jurisdiction of a conservative monarchy, British stamp design is deeply rooted in tradition. Although meticulously designed, British stamps did not feature much experimentation until the late 20th century, almost half a century into Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.
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