Presentation by Kannibaal:
« A gold mine doesn't have to be large, providing it's deep: Photobook Belge unearths the rich history of the Belgian photobook, until now terra incognita for many. These countless special editions deserve a place of honour in the international photobook landscape. »
-- Frits Gierstberg (Curator at Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam)
Since the birth of photography, the photobook has always been an essential medium for photographers wanting to display and distribute their work. But the photobook is more than just a display case: it's a means of expression, an art object, a historical record, a propaganda tool, a multisensory experience.
Photobook Belge is the first ever overview of photobooks created by Belgian photographers. Covering a period of more than 150 years, from the mid 19th century to the present, it features almost 250 photobooks, all carefully described and illustrated. It's the first time that research into the production and context of Belgian photobooks has been carried out on this scale. In so doing, it sheds light on a hitherto neglected part of Belgium's long and fascinating photo history.
Over time, the Belgian photobook has become well established. With Photobook Belge, it finally gets the recognition it deserves.
Featuring works by famous names such as Dirk Braeckman, Marcel Broodthaers, Bieke Depoorter, Gilbert Fastenaekens, Edmond Fierlants, Geert Goiris, Harry Gruyaert, Max Pinckers, Marie-Françoise Plissart, Marc Trivier and Stephan Vanfleteren, as well as many undiscovered gems from Belgium's rich photography history.
Compiled by Tamara Berghmans (curator FOMU – Fotomuseum Antwerp), with contributions from Pool Andries, Jan Baetens, Sandrine Colard, Emmanuel d'Autreppe, Johan De Vos, Steven F. Joseph, Johan Pas and Stefan Vanthuyne. "
Texts in English only.
352 pages - Hardcover
Format : 24.5 x 29.2 x 4.3 cm (2.2 kg / 5 lbs)
New - Mint condition
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.Sold out!. Presentation by Kominek: "Hallucinatory flashes of the Berlin underworld permeate through the pages of this collective work by Japanese artists Daisuke Yokota,Yoshi Kametani and Hiroshi Takizawa. A collaboration of night work in a city that never sleeps; the photographers pass like ghosts through all manner of places; forests, strip clubs,...
.Sold out.The project of this book, co-sponsored by the ICP (International Center of Photography, New York), the "Photobooks" Facebook group and the Tokyo Institute of Photography, was to ask 10 people who are authorities in the photobook genre to select each 10 American photobooks published after 1987. The result is a rich catalogue of photobooks, some...
.Sold out.10 curators from the photography and photobook world each choose 10 Japanese books they feel important in the history of the medium, and comment on their choices... with a lot of illustrations. Edited by Matthew Carson, Michael Lang, Russet Lederman and Olga Yatskevich. Published by "10×10 Photobooks" in association with ICP (International...
.Sold out.Publisher's presentation : " - Fascinating book by Jan Rosseel on the « Gang of Nivelles » - A series of bloody attacks on Belgian supermarkets came to an end in the autumn of 1985. The attacks, perpetrated by a gang known in English as the « Gang of Nivelles » and in Dutch as the « Bende van Nijvel » left 28 people dead. The father of Jan...
.Sold out.Publisher's presentation (not available in English, the Edition is French / Dutch) : "Testament visuel impressionnant d’une ville en transition : dur pour Charleroi, doux pour ses habitants Ces dernières années, Stephan Vanfleteren a passé de longues journées à sillonner le pays noir. Le photographe entretient une relation d’amour-haine avec la...
.Sold out.From the back cover: "This monograph is the most complete overview of the work of Sanne Sannes that has been published, having been initiated by Johan ten Berg, Rob Sannes, the brother of Sannes, Gerrit Jan Wolffensperger, the former assistant of Sannes and Roy Kahmann. Sanne was the « agent provocateur » of the Dutch photography scene in the...