It's a very high-quality production with an incredibly attractive design. When the jacket is unfolded it is in fact a poster, which represents one of the images of the book in very large size. On the back of poster, there is a list of the great industrial catastrophes or accidents that have occurred in the Netherlands these last years (list which is not included in the book). Jeroen Hofman portrays Dutch training grounds where Police, the Military and the Fire Department are trained in realistic scenarios.
The press no longer has the financial means to produce projects of long run like The Sochi Project. Rob Hornstra built a very innovative system to produce his work; initiated in 2009 it is one of the first documentaries to explore this technique. Kiev is design by Kummer & Herrman. It's like a double accordion book.
The object can swivel and make a large 60 X 80 cm poster where all the photographs then become visible. A pure wonder, like everything that Rob creates.
The Table of Power 2 by Jacqueline Hassink. This author has never found her audience in France. It is a shame that her artistic work had remained unknown until now. I am very focused upon the formatting of books and the creative development of their concept. Thus, it is particularly gratifying to include this book, which was designed by the renowned Irma Boom on initiative of the artist. All of the elements of her unique design remain unchanged in this lovely edition.
Los Alamos Revisited is a classic, but what a beauty. William Eggleston is a Master of photography color and creates his art from commonplace subjects. Between 1965 and 1974 William Eggleston and Walter Hopps (Director of The Corcoran Gallery of Art) traveled together in the US, Eggleston taking photographs, Hopps driving. Hopps preserved the negatives, the last of which were only returned to Eggleston by Hopps’ wife in 2005 after his death. The famous Box #83 gave the son of William Eggleston the occasion to gather the totality of negative in 2011… Open it and breathe it! My books all have the unique and classic feel and the smell of paper and ink. It will delight you open these pages as the double fragrance rises to tickle your nostrils. For true bibliophiles, it is our Madeleine of Proust.
The Dutch Photobook is my most notable visual photobook of the year. The precursor is Martin Parr and Gerry Badger’s two-volume history of the photobook. The Dutch Photobook features selections from approximately 100 historic, contemporary, and self-published photobook projects including The Table of Power by Jacqueline Hassink (1996). Dutch photo historians Rik Suermondt and Frits Gierstberg contribute several texts on the history of photobook, the book is organized by topic, landscape, industry, and accompanied by images and a short text.
Attention. Beautiful work made by hand, a nice little book, well thought-out and nice concept; to get the item it’s three weeks of waiting because the artist makes it herself. She took more than three months to shoot 17 photos of 34 strangers. She promoted an event through the Internet about one year ago. All kinds of people could attend the event. From those people who participated, she chose two people who didn't know each other and let them take a photo together like friends or lovers in an engaged time and place. Every one who participated went to the place with their own guess and expectation of the photography project. They looked into each other’s eyes and touched each other’s body in front of the camera lens, through which a photograph was taken.