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Presentation by MACK:

" Since the 1970s, Dutch photographer Bertien van Manen has created intimate and poignant photographs of commonplace scenes, produced during extended trips to Europe, America, China and the former Soviet Union. Van Manen has established herself as a unique voice in documentary photography, her visual language imbued with empathy and respect for the everyday lives of her subjects.

This book presents an extensive overview of Van Manen's work, alongside diary entries and previously unpublished selections from her archive. The book has been edited and designed by renowned Dutch designer Hans Gremmen to offer a unique insight and overview of Van Manen's history, establishing this publication as the ultimate reference work on her oeuvre. "

Texts in English only. The dustjacket unfolds as a poster.

We are offering signed and non signed copies of this book. The signature of the artist appears on a paper slip bound into the inside of the back cover (see pictures).

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384 pages - Softcover with DJ, OTA "lay-flat" binding

Mack, 2021

Format : 21.5 x 28 cm

*Signed / Not signed*

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$68.66

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Van Manen, Bertien

Bertien Van Manen is a Dutch documentary photographer. After studying literature and languages, she started working as a fashion photographer and then, inspired by Robert Frank's "The Americans", she traveled for long periods, with her camera, and developped a more documentary-oriented work and practice. In particular, she traveled in China, in the United States (Appalachia), Russia and the former USSR. Bertien van Manen has published many photobooks, somme following projects made on commission, such as "A Hundred Summers, A Hundred Winters" (De Verbeelding, 1994) and "Let's Sit Down Before We Go" (Mack, 2011) in the former USSR countries, "Moonshine" (Mack, 2014) about families in the rural mining regions of Appalachia and "Beyond Maps and Atlases" (Mack, 2016) in Ireland. She has also published more personal work, for instance "I Will be Wolf" (Mack, 2017) about one of her earlier trips, in Hungary, or even much closer to her family life: "Easter and Oak Trees" (Mack, 2013). In 2021, Mack again, publishes "Archive", an overview of her career and work, drawing also from her personal archive of unpublished work.
  • Publisher's presentation : "In this new body of work, Beyond Maps and Atlases, Bertien van Manen turns to Ireland. Van Manen says, « At first, working in Ireland I wasn’t sure what I was looking for. My husband had died. I dispensed with the people and reflected on the atmosphere. I was guided by a feeling and a search, a longing for some kind of meaning...

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  • Presentation by Mack: "Bertien van Manen’s blissful images of family holidays in den Eikenhorst (literally meaning Nest of Oak Trees) from the 1970s are the subject of her latest publication, Easter and Oak Trees. It was her son, one of the primary subjects in the series, who recently reminded van Manen of the archive. Lightness dominates these black and...

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  • .Copy sold. Publisher's presentation: "I have to like the people I photograph. I need to feel an attraction, a fascination."  --  Bertien van Manen "Buried deep in Bertien van Manen's images is an intimacy between photographer and subject. The viewer trespasses on the private moments in the frame, catching a glare over breakfast, unheard words between...

  • .PLEASE NOTE: Currently out of stock, new SIGNED copies on the way - Shipment around May 3rd, 2021. Presentation by Mack: " 12 Hz—the lowest sound threshold of human hearing—suggests imperceptible forces, from plate tectonics to the ocean tides, from cycles of growth and decay in the forest, to the incomprehensibility of geological spans of time. The...

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  • Publisher's presentation : "Collier Schorr’s latest book 8 Women presents work which spans from the mid-nineties to the present. Schorr’s earliest works utilised appropriated adverts from fashion magazines to address issues of authorship and desire; the works introduced a female gaze into the debate about female representation. Appropriation was Schorr’s...

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  • .Copies of the 2021 reprint (2nd printing) of the 2020 Mack edition of this book. Presentation by Mack: " A1 - The Great North Road was Paul Graham's first book, published in 1983 [self-published via Grey Editions]. Despite the UK having a vibrant photographic scene at the time, there were only handful of monographic books - Chris Killip and Martin Parr...

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