Acther Glass. Photographs and layout by Johan van der Keuken. Text Remco Campert. Illustrations after lino-cuts by Georgette Apol C. De Boer, Amsterdam, 1957. Unpaged (96 pp.) Quarto (12 x 9.5 in./30.5 x 34.5 cm.). First edition. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Gravure reproductions. Text in Dutch.
"Johan van der Keuken has been rediscovered at least once every decade since the first appearance of his work in the '50s. In 1955 - he was seventeen at the time - a precocious book of photo portraits (entitled, appropriately enough, We Are 17) earned him considerable attention in his native Holland; a two-year scholarship to the prestigious IDHEC film school in Paris followed. In 1965-66, a major exhibition of his photographs made its way to various Dutch museums, and in 1975 the Cinematheque Quebecoise in Montreal granted van der Keuken his first film retrospective outside the Netherlands. His photographs returned to the fore in 1980 with a survey at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and in 1987 a photo retrospective at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris was coupled with a full-scale film survey at the Cinemathique Francaise."--Miriam Rosen, Artforum, January, 1999
Near Fine with scattered foxing to boards and preliminaries; complete jacket Very Good with some edge wear and chipping; 2 in./5 cm. tear to front panel; 1 in./2.5 tear to tear panel.