WERKLUST BIOGRAPHY OF A LANDSCAPE
isbn 9789462082441 NAI010 PUBLISHERS
Idea Code 15640 $66.00
For 40 years, and with a sense of fascination, Theo Baart has been photographing the fate of the landscape of his youth: the area near Schiphol Airport. Nowhere else in the Netherlands is the landscape under so much pressure; all the themes relating to spatial planning come to a head in this region, in a magnified form. He talks about the demolition of the suburb in the context of the plans for the centre of Hoofddorp, and the flooding of a once-empty polder with major infrastructure. Theo Baart photographs the everyday landscape as a mirror of Dutch culture. 'Werklust' shows how the Dutch landscape has been completely turned on its head over the past 40 years, based on a single example.
334 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, hb, Dutch/English