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Factory Photobooks

The Self-Representation of the Factory in Photographic Publications

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> A totally new chapter in photobook history
> Over 175 photographic publications from 16 countries displaying factories, workers and production processes
> A hitherto unloved photobook genre

Massive factory halls, dirty overalls, spinning gears and smoking chimneys: Factory Photobooks is the definitive overview of an extraordinary photobook genre. Factory photobooks were commissioned by companies that wanted to use them to showcase their quality, innovativeness and progressiveness. The books went out into the world as promotional gifts for clients, investors, local public figures and employees. The ambition to portray the firm in a unique way often led to amazing experiments with book forms, photography and graphic design.

Besides surprising gems, Factory Photobooks covers iconic photobooks such as Vuur aan zee about the Hoogovens in IJmuiden, with photography by Ed van der Elsken, Paul Huf, Ata Kandó and Cas Oorthuys. Acquaint yourself with a new international chapter in the history of the photobook through this selection of more than 175 publications, brought together by expert, photographer and collector Bart Sorgedrager.

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ISBN 978-90-5662-870-3 | November 2023 | expected | redacteur / editor: Bart Sorgedrager | auteurs / authors: Gerry Badger, Flip Bool, Mattie Boom, Frits Gierstberg, Martin Parr, Hans Schoots, Bart Sorgedrager, Kim Timby, Thomas Wiegand | design: Typography Interiority& Other SeriousMatters | photography: o.a. Margaret Bourke-White, Piet Zwart, Bruno Munari, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Andr Kertsz, Albert Renger- Patzsch, Jacob Tuggener, Robert Doisneau, Paul Schuitema, Jurriaan Schrofer | English | hardcover | 24 x 29 cm | 496 pages


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