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Architectuur in Nederland

> 31st edition of the international showcase for Dutch architecture
> Modern Dutch architecture at

Architectuur in Nederland
Theory of Type Design

> First comprehensive theory of type design
> A must have for every designer
> Interview with

Theory of Type Design
Too Big

> Climate change is a simultaneous threat to our planet and to our neighborhoods. President Obama

Too Big
Progress & Prosperity

> With contributions by architects (XML, OMA), intellectuals (WAI Think Tank, Ou Ning) and

Progress & Prosperity
The Civic City in a Nomadic World (paperback)

Where do I belong when everything is moving?

> The visual experience of Charles’ book brings the

The Civic City in a Nomadic World (paperback)
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Life is Strange

€ 29,95 order at NAi booksellers

> Idiotic, banal, sensational and gruesome images from the magazine Het Leven, which was the YouTube of the twentieth century

Life is Strange displays and dissects the bewildering flood of images with which the twentieth century burst into the living rooms of bemused Dutch families. Thanks to the rapid development of photography, suddenly everyone was given a chance to take part in unknown events taking place in every corner of the world. ‘Photographic all-sorts from everywhere,’ as the Dutch illustrated magazine Het Leven called them: photographs of dramatic accidents, extraordinary events, far-off peoples, remarkable inventions, unusual customs, and larger-than-life characters.

From the 12 million of these images held in the Spaarnestad collection of the National Archives of the Netherlands, the photographer and curator Rob Moorees hand-picked a stunning selection of startling visual impact. Dutch writer Maarten Asscher wrote an essay giving these photographic faits divers their place in history. Photography researcher Saskia Asser put the magazine Het Leven into the context of the rise of the illustrated press in the Netherlands. This is a poignant historic record as well as a fascinating image of the human condition.

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ISBN 978-94-6208-233-5 | June 2015 | available | Rob Moorees, met essays van Maarten Asscher en Saskia Asser | design: SYB | Dutch, English | paperback | 17 x 24 cm | 320 pages | illustrated (140 full color) | in conjunction with: Huis Marseille, Nationaal Archief/Spaarnestad Photo | with support from: Stichting Jacques de Leeuw, Stichting De Gijselaar-Hintzenfonds, Stichting Dr. Hendrik Muller’s Vaderlandsch Fonds

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