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Typisch Nederland

volgens Jan Dirk van der Burg

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A humorous reflection on the exceptional everyday by Photographer of the Netherlands

> Why white HOME letters in the windowsill, why would you camouflage a wheelie bin? Why are telephone masts disguised as trees? Why?
> You will never look at your surroundings in the same way after leafing through this book

Typically Dutch systematically debunks the myth that the Netherlands is such a normal country.Cycle barriers that don't work, Buddha statues for every occasion, the world of camouflaged wheelie bins, the lone palm tree in the low-maintenance front garden – all these are dry-humoured reflections of a Netherlands familiar to every Dutch resident but never before gathered together in one place.

Jan Dirk van der Burg, Dutch Photographer Laureate since 2018 and well-known nationally from his contributions to two Dutch dailies, NRC and De Volkskrant, spent the past few years criss-crossing the country in search of shining examples of what makes the unexceptional Dutch residential landscape exceptional. In the Netherlands the desire to stand out from the crowd and the desire to belong are forever vying for attention. The resulting rich source for the photographer provides both the subject of this book and its most potent by-product: the reader will never look at the Netherlands the same way again. And that, of course, is a wonderful thing.

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ISBN 978-94-6208-666-1 | July 2022 | available | Jan Dirk van der Burg | design: Studio Hendriksen | Dutch | paperback | 22 x 26,5 cm | 272 pages | illustrated (200 full color) | in conjunction with: Nederlands Fotomuseum | with support from: Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

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