L. Harpman/ P.A. Becx, eds.: PLEM (Provinciale Limburgsche Electriciteitsmaatschappij). With images by various photographers including Cas Oorthuis [Oorthuys] and Koen Lenarts. Design by Dick Eiffers and Ben Duijvelsh. Foreword by Dr. E. L. Kramer with texts by Dr. F. Houben and Prof. Dr. Ir. H. Gelissen. Maastricht, 1959. 148 pp. Quarto. First edition. Cloth with dust jacket. 145 black-and-white reproductions with 4 in color along with illustrations, charts and diagrams.
An essential piece of period design! As Parr and Badger explain, with its "plethora of design 'references'" and riffs on Mondrian and De Stijl, PLEM could be "considered a prototype of the postmodern photobook."
Very Good-/Very Good-; binding a bit shaken with one loose signature; hinges secure; trace of foxing and discoloration to boards; foxing and moderate tanning to jacket; small chips at tips.