Indonesia – Netherlands East Indies

All English titles on Indonesia and the former Dutch Netherlands East Indies. For all our titles on Indonesia and the former Dutch Netherlands East Indies, English as well as Dutch, please switch to the NL-catalogus.

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.

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. available October 20, 2018

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.

Indonesian Textiles at the Tropenmuseum

34,50

The Tropenmuseum Amsterdam houses about 20,000 textile objects that were collected over a period of 160 years. This study presents the collection and the stories of the makers and users of the fabrics as well as those of the collectors who brought them to the Netherlands

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.