out now: nai010 Fall 2017 Catalogue!
‘God created the world, but the Dutch created the Netherlands’ – or so it is claimed. The Netherlands, the ultimate designed country, is also a country of designers. That mutual influence is perhaps one of the most important aspects of Dutch spatial design culture. This wonder resulted in no less than three publications that feature prominently in this fall catalogue. In Bicycle Landscape, photographer Yorit Kluitman expresses his wonder by traversing every municipality in the Netherlands in the most Dutch way possible: by bicycle, and by capturing the landscape that he sees between the cities and buildings exclusive of people, from the saddle.
In Waterworks in The Netherlands: Tradition and Innovation another photographer, Luuk Kramer, portrays the Dutch water system by capturing its characteristic engineering works in monumental images in which the landscape again plays a prominent part. The ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, finally, took the initiative for the publication of Beyond the Dikes, a book that examines how that same water system has to be overhauled in the coming decades to ensure our vulnerable delta will be able to cope with the effects of climate change. The Netherlands are back on the drawing board.
Nai010 is a publishing house that revolves around wonder, curiosity and imagination.
The artists, from the first Dutch painter Johan Maelwael to Matthijs Maris, feature in publications for prominent exhibitions of our partner the Rijksmuseum.
Curiosity and wonder are the basis of all publications presented in this fall catalogue.
Read on and marvel.
Eelco van Welie