Gierstberg, Frits & Suermondt, Rik - NAi Publishers THE DUTCH PHOTOBOOK
The Dutch Photobook
Author: Frits Gierstberg, Rik Suermondt
Publisher: NAi Uitgevers
‘The Dutch continue to be the best book makers in Europe’
First retrospective on the world-renowned Dutch photobook
In addition to such well-known photobooks as the famed Vuur aan zee, Anton Corbijn’s Famouz and Ed van der Elsken’s Een liefdesgeschiedenis in Saint Germain des Prés, it reveals such hidden treasures as Jaap Scheren’s Oma Toos and Jean-Paul Vroom’s HE
Exhibition at the Nederlands Fotomuseum
The Dutch Photobook describes the relatively recent history of the famed Dutch photobook. Editors Rik Suermondt and
Frits Gierstberg chose over 120 of the most significant Dutch photobooks and placed them in the context of developments in photography and society.
The post-Second World War Dutch photobook is unique because of the long tradition of graphic designers and photographers working closely together. It is highly prized abroad, and many photobooks have become part of the collections of museums and private collectors. This book shows the immense variety and allure of the Dutch photobook and makes it accessible to a broad audience.
Six chapters, organized both thematically and chronologically, examine company photobooks, photobooks about youth culture, landscape books, city books, travelogues and autonomous photobooks.
For each theme, the 20 most noteworthy books are described and represented by gorgeous illustrations of their covers and parts of their contents.