ROP VAN MIERLO
At first I didn’t like this book, but the more I spent time with it the more I realised that in order to capture spontaneity in such a way you have to make hundreds of illustrations in order to seize the perfect moment. This is not a book about cuteness its about patience.
The quote on the back: ‘I tried yoga but I find stress less boring’. I love this quote it pretty much sums up what I enjoy. Hoogerbrugge, a Rotterdam artist, knows how to make us aware of our daily habits.
JELTE BOEIJENGA, JEROEN MENSINK
If you collect atlases then please add this to your collection, I am always curious when Joost Grootens, the designer of this book comes out with a new one, and so far I am never disappointed.
LOVE FOR SALE – THE WORDS AND PICTURES OF BARBARA KRUGER
TEXT BY KATE LINKER
Last year I visited her 1 room show at the Stedelijke Museum in Amsterdam, finally after years of looking at reproductions in books. The scale was unbelievable, I think I was as tall as 1 letter.
For a show room catalogue, this goes a long way. Every page looks like a painting. What is interesting though is how the book ends – a selection of images of ‘stone in use’ – unfortunately the whole section is black and white which makes it rather hard to distinguish which stone was used for what.
FUKT MAGAZINE FOR DRAWING
EDITOR – BJORN HEGARDT
I found this publication in a small Rotterdam book fair. If you can get a hold of the whole series or subscribe to the coming issues I truly recommend it. The editors have a great eye for selecting work.
THE CHINESE DREAM – A SOCIETY UNDER CONSTRUCTION
NEVILLE MARS, ADRIAN HORNSBY
From Dream, to Plan, to Architecture, to Art, to Nightmare, to Living, to Sleeping you will find everything in this 2000 page book. What you won’t find is a single blank page.