Special edition A: The Netherlands - Off the shelf
Book + print Hoofddorp, 2010 (signed)

€ 195,-
  • Author(s):
    Hans van der Meer
  • Size:
    Papierformaat / paper size: 21x29,7 cm, beeldmaat / image size: 18x26,7 cm
  • Edition:
    Inkjet + Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk Paper
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  • Design:
    Kummer & Herrman, Utrecht


Purchase a special (signed) edition of the book The Netherlands - Off the shelf, also containing 1 of 3 signed prints (edition of 25 each) here. The book consists of two elements: 95 full-colour photographs and Catalogue NL, in which a selection of street furniture that is present in every photograph is shown. In addition to 10 of his photographs Hans van der Meer wrote columns, from which some were published by De Volkskrant before, revealing how the situation in the photographs came to exist. The photographs are printed in an edition of 25 by Eyes On Media.

The Netherlands - Off the shelf by photographer Hans van der Meer is a project about typically Dutch small towns such as: Lisse, Raalte, Drunen, Boskoop and Nieuw Vennep. Not big cities, not villages either. When we cross a border we enter a space where everything is done differently. We immediately recognise: this is a foreign country! Returning to the Netherlands, we also know in an instant when we are on homeland again. Wherever you go, the unique character of a country shows itself more clearly in small towns than in the big cities. In small towns France is more French, England is more English and Germany is more German.


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