Look. Ed! Images from the Archive of Ed van der Elsken

Book coverLook. Ed! Images from the Archive of Ed van der Elsken
Book coverLook. Ed! Images from the Archive of Ed van der Elsken
Book coverLook. Ed! Images from the Archive of Ed van der Elsken
Book coverLook. Ed! Images from the Archive of Ed van der Elsken

A catalogue of selected works by photographer Ed van der Elsken at an exhibition in the Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, guest curated by Marlene Dumas, Rineke Dijkstra and Marijke van Warmerdam. There was little argument about it: simply well done – in fact, more than simply well done.

Good format, nicely stiff matt paper, the whole held together by two staples and an additional third for the inner book proper, which has a number of strong red pages which with the yellow cover fold-outs serve to counterbalance the mass of monochrome.

The yellow fold-outs are also where all the technical and ancillary information is to be found. Nice intuitive placing of the photos and oversized typography, with every now and then the short text ‘Look. Ed!’, handwritten on the cover; some thought this unnecessary. Otherwise there was nothing but praise for this book.

Edition: 2012
Language: English
Final editor: Marlene Dumas, Rineke Dijkstra, Marijke van Warmerdam
Publisher / commissioner: Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam
Designer: Mevis & Van Deursen
Lithographer: Michel Claus (reproduction b/w photographs), robstolk, Amsterdam
Printer: robstolk, Amsterdam
Binder: Patist, Den Dolder
Dimensions: 213 x 268 x 6
Amount of pages: 56 p.
Number of copies: 1,000
Price: € 25
ISBN: 978 90 806467 0 4
Font and foundry: Gothic 720 BT Bold
Binding style: stapled soft cover with flaps
Material: 130gsm Lessebo Design Smooth Natural 1.2, 120gsm Reviva Color Recycled, orange (interior), 240gsm Lessebo Design Natural 1.3 (cover), all printed in waterless offset