Edges Of The Experiment: The Making of the American Landscape
Photography by Marie-José Jongerius | Hans Gremmen (design and editor)
Essays by Matthew Coolidge, William L. Fox, Hans Gremmen, Rixt Bosma & Jeremy Rowe, Taco Hidde Bakker, Mark Pimlott, Raymond Frenken and others
Slipcase with two volumes (paperback) | 288 pages, illustrations colour & bw | 17 x 24 cm | English language | ISBN 9789490119263 | Distribution: Idea Books | Publisher Fw: Books, Amsterdam 2015
FW: website publisher
about the book:
Edges of the Experiment: The Making of the American Landscape investigates the idyllic notion of the American landscape, and shows which elements contribute to the iconic landscape, and at what cost they can be maintained. It describes the thin line between nature and civilization: how did the landscape evolve, and where are the interfaces between the organic and the artificial world, and do they fail or succeed? Edges of the Experiment is a two-volume publication. Volume one shows over 60 photographs made over a period of ten years by Jongerius. Volume two is a collection of essays about the making of the American landscape.
The essay by Rixt Bosma and co-author Jeremy Rowe: God Speed The Plow: Early Photography of the American West
Nominated for the Dutch Design Awards 2015, Finalist Category "Communication"
Nominated for the Author Book Award 2015 at Rencontres de la Photographie Festival Arles
Vrij Nederland (NL), De Volkskrant (NL), Center for Land Use Interpretation (USA), Design Print Impact (USA), LensCulture (USA), New Dawn (NL), Photobookstore Magazine (UK), Conscientius Photo Magazine (USA), NPO Radio 4 (NL), Abitare (IT), etc.
Fellow author Raymond Frenken has kept track of reviews of the book on his website:
American family in front of home, with kittens and horse, mounted gelatin sliver print, ca. 1885, photographer unknown, collection Rixt Bosma (acquired in USA)