LM Publishers

LM Publishers is an independent publishing house which publishes titles on Art and Culture worldwide, Country Information, Natural History, Sustainability and Development Studies, with a special interest in Suriname, the Dutch Carribean and Indonesia and the former Netherlands East Indies.

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R.L. Shep Ethnic Textiles Book Award

“Dear Alit Djajasoebrata
It is with great pleasure that I write to inform you that your book Flowers from Universe: Textiles of Java, English language publication, has been selected as the winner of the Robb L. Shep Ethnic Book Award for 2018. The Textile Society of America congratulates you on this most important book and contribution to the field, representing your scholarship and research.”

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The Rijnbar

The slightly-absurd story The Rijnbar by artist Marcel van Eeden (54) is set in the basement of the Rijnbar in the Amsterdam Rivierenbuurt. “I use chocolate in a story to announce a murder.”

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Recently published

Dolf Henkes and Curaçao

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At the end of 1945, at the invitation of the doctor and artist Chris Engels, the Rotterdam-born artist Dolf Henkes boarded a boat to Curaçao. He took fifty paintings with him and made two important murals on the island, in the terminal building of Hato Airport and in the chapel of the Sint Elisabeth Hospital. In the summer of 1947 he travelled on to Mexico and New York.

Towards a fair and just economy

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The book presents case descriptions, outcomes of collaborative action research and conceptual frameworks. The various chapters emerged from joint collaboration with activists, social entrepreneurs, social investors and development organisations in four continents: Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. With this book the editor and authors aim to contribute to the debate about strategies for global social justice.

Three Caribbean Artists

29,50

A rare glimpse is offered into the lives of three well-known Caribbean artists, their upbringing, work and how they became established and well-known artists.

The Kwee Family of Ciledug

29,50

This book is based upon a unique private collection of photographs and home movies of one Peranakan Chinese elite family, the Kwee family from Ciledug, owners of the sugar factory Djatipiring. It aims to bring the private lives of the modern Peranakan Chinese elite in colonial Java to the fore and asks to what extent ideas about progress, development and ‘the modern’ have affected their world-view and life-styles.

The Art of Collecting

49,50

This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition Indisch Palet in the Westfries Museum Hoorn. With the exceptional Colauto-Van Peperstraten collection as the central focus, the book describes how a few pioneers were each touched in their own way by the East Indies paintings and built up a collection.

Eddy Wegman

17,50

Eddy Wegman (17 February 1918 – 12 May 1998) was born in Doetinchem, the Netherlands. He left for Curaçao in September 1945, where he had been offered a job at Shell. In Curaçao he devoted the little free time he had largely to his new passion: photography.

Indische pracht / Indonesian Splendour

19,50

Photographer Dennis A-Tjak has been making a name for himself as portraitist of old flower varieties from countries that the VOC traded with in the seventeenth and eighteenth century. What fascinates him in these varieties is that some of them have been there for centuries and have been passed on to us from generation to generation. A-Tjak has clearly developed his own style for photographing old flower varieties.

Grid

29,50

This elaborate, fully illustrated, hard-cover catalogue assembles Smit’s extraordinary work for the first time, through 160+ pages of more than 100 color illustrations that explore works made over a period of over two decades.

Plantation Houses of Curaçao

45,00

Plantation Houses of Curaçao offers a comprehensive overview, in words and in images, of all the plantation houses that have been preserved as jewels from the past.