Bicycle LandscapeWhy the Netherlands Looks Like This
> A Bike Riders Guide to the Dutch Landscape
> Contemporary photographers such as Yorit Kluitman fit into a tradition,one that directly connects us to the masters of yore - Wim Pijbes, former director of the Rijksmuseum
For Bicycle Landscape, Yorit Kluitman cycled through all of the Netherlands’ 388 municipalities and photographed the landscape between them, exclusive of people and buildings: a cross section of the organized Netherlands. He is driven by fascination for the organized, graphical structure of open space and the apparently two-dimensional world that envelops the urban areas of the Netherlands.
What started with cycling turned into taking pictures, then came the questions and observations that were followed by a study in collaboration with Vereniging Deltametropool and finally, after five years, a book. The book deconstructs the Dutch landscape, in which a height difference of 20 cm is already significant, into separate elements. Sheep. Dike. Road. Tree. Ditch.
With contributions by various specialists ranging from landscape architect Adriaan Geuze to former Rijksmuseum director Wim Pijbes, Bicycle Landscape pays tribute to the Dutch man-made landscape and inspires us to look at this country from a different perspective, albeit is a super-Dutch one: the saddle of a bicycle.
ISBN 978-94-6208-387-5 | September 2017 | available | Adriaan Geuze, Gerrie Andela, Timo de Rijk, Wim Pijbes, Nancy Arkema, Steven Fleming, Yorit Kluitman | design: 75B | photography: Yorit Kluitman | Dutch, English | hardcover | 24 x 32 cm | 288 pages | illustrated (150 full color) | in conjunction with: Vereniging Deltametropool, Landschapstriënnale 2017 | with support from: Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Vereniging Deltametropool
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