Lex ter Braak, David Hamers, Anne Hoogewoning, Erik de Jong, Frank van der Salm, Dirk Sijmons and Hanneke Schreiber (eds.)
Reading the American Landscape
Design: Irma Boom, Illustrated (colour), Paperback, 928 pages, size: 21 x 29.7 cm
English edition, ISBN 978-90-5662-703-4, € 49.50
Dutch edition, ISBN 978-90-5662-702-7
On the initiative of and in association with the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture (Fonds BKVB)
Elected as Best Dutch Book Design 2009!
The backbone of the book is a bibliography compiled specially for the study trip, from which the authors each took one title as the starting point for their essays. The result is a remarkable series of reflections on American landscape architecture and public space, with visual essays by the artists and photographers who were part of the group. The bibliography is brought to life in over 6500 photographs, pointing beyond words to a landscape that can only be truly grasped in its infinite expanse.
Texts by Timothy Davis, David Hamers, Erik de Jong and Dirk Sijmons; artists’ contributions by Voebe de Gruyter, Erik Odijk, Frank van der Salm and many others. Design: Irma Boom.
Available in four different cover designs: