zaterdag 24 januari 2015

Spectacular Company photoBook with striking Photomontages printed in a variety of bold Colours De Vries Robbé & Co Gorinchem N.V. Betondak Arkel Graphic Design Paul Schuitema Photography

Paul Schuitema
De Vries Robbé & Co, Gorinchem. N.V. Betondak, Arkel. Antwerp: by Mouton & Co. for Renes, no date but 1941. Quarto (292 x 212mm). 64 full-page colour photomontages. Original colour photo-illustrated paper covers.

The heyday of Dutch industrial photography books 1945 1965

Photographer Paul Huf Paul Huff: Highlights (English and Dutch Edition) once commented succinctly on his work as follows: 'They get what they ask for, but I deliver damn good work' - the very thing that makes industrial photography books so attractive. The books show work from a period during which photographers could not make a living as artists/photographers and depended on such prestigious commissions. With this highly professional approach, photographers like Violette Cornelius Violette Cornelius and Ata Kando: Hungarian Refugees 1956, Cas Oorthuys 75 Jaar Bouwen, Van ambacht tot industrie 1889-1964, Ed van der Elsken , Ad Windig Het water - Schoonheid van ons land and Paul Huf established their reputations and influenced our present-day impression of workers and entrepreneurs in the postwar Netherlands. Experimental poets and well-known writers also contributed to these books, fifty of which are on show. 'Het bedrijfsfotoboek 1945-1965. Professionalisering van fotografen in het moderne Nederland' Het Bedrijfsfotoboek 1945-1965 . 

See also 

The Icons of Dutch industrial photography books 1945 1965

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