Art & Culture

These are all our English titles on Art and Culture. For all our titles on Art and Culture, Dutch as well as English, please switch to the catalogus in Dutch

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.

Lotty’s Bench

17,50

In Amsterdam alone more than eighty monuments have been created that have something to do with the persecution. In addition, there are still many locations that tell parts of the story of the persecution of the Jews; Buildings, squares and streets that were once the silent witnesses of the darkest page in the city’s history. The stories behind monuments and locations come together In Lotty’s bench. In 95 short stories it becomes clear how inextricably linked the city of Amsterdam still is with the history of the persecution of its Jews.

Dolf Henkes and Curaçao

19,50

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.

Flowers from Universe

34,50

Traditional Javanese textile art lends itself perfectly to telling stories about the centuries-old culture of the island of Java. Flowers from Universe. Textiles of Java is first of all based on the memories and associations of Alit Djajasoebrata, who grew up in the bosom of her Western Javanese family.

Fendry Ekel

24,50

Monography about the Indonesian artist Fendry Ekel. “Ekel has been dubbed a pictor doctus, who critically investigates the power of art, figuration and representation by appropriating iconic images from our collective memory.”

Artists and their inspiration

29,50

This book covers the development of modern and contemporary art in Indonesia, from the colonial period in the 1930s to the present time of globalization. Each chapter is based on important historical moments that changed the course of the art world.

Oceania at the Tropenmuseum

34,50

Oceania at the Tropenmuseum is not in the first place a book on art form Oceania, but rather a treatise on the coming into existence and growth of a well-known Oceanic collection, which started at the beginning of the 20th century with the bringing together of the collection of the Colonial Museum in the Dutch provincial town of Haarlem

Architectural Quality

12,50

Tjeerd Dijkstra describes which concepts play an important part in the definition of architectural quality. After a reflection on these concepts, he enters into the procedures of monitoring and assessment.