Ringel Goslinga – Family Tree

Book coverRingel Goslinga – Family Tree
Book coverRingel Goslinga – Family Tree
Book coverRingel Goslinga – Family Tree
Book coverRingel Goslinga – Family Tree

The subject of this book is intriguing. Contrary to what you might expect, it does not trace Goslinga’s family tree. Instead, it gives us 108 photographs of people who have been important to him. Some have to do with a particular period in his life or with his divorced parents, others he regards as important for his person, for Ringel Goslinga as he now is. This interpersonal approach gives the images something impalpable, something poetic…

The book derives its strength from the photos and the way they have been put together. There is enough room between the four sections into which the material has been divided. Black fields mark the place of people who were unavailable for the photographer. The whole project is a form of self-exploration. Goslinga links people through photos, and the result is a self-portrait. The whole thing has been brilliantly printed in tritone and very nicely sewn and bound.

Edition: 2007
Language: English
Publisher / commissioner: Veenman Publishers, Rotterdam
Designer: Roger Willems, Johan Thermænius
Lithographer: ZieZo Design, Maarssen, Veenman Drukkers, Rotterdam
Printer: Veenman Drukkers, Rotterdam
Binder: Van Wijk, Utrecht
Dimensions: 169 x 241 x 22
Amount of pages: 256 p.
Number of copies: 750
Price: € 29.95
ISBN: 978 90 8690 122 7
Font and foundry: Caslon
Binding style: sewn hardback
Material: 130gsm Arctic Volume (interior), 145gsm Malmero, mouse grey (endpapers), Wibalin, white (binding)