The City is a Choreography

What Is a City Without Its People?

Book coverThe City is a Choreography
Book coverThe City is a Choreography
Book coverThe City is a Choreography
Book coverThe City is a Choreography

Leafing through this photo book with its powerful images, the book transcends itself – as if a performance takes place in your hands. Everyday public life as the backdrop to a starring role for the human body. Photography that perhaps takes on even more significance in our present metre-and-a-half society, as we sometimes almost dance to avoid one another.

The concept has been kept simple and captured in a marvellous lay-out. This simplicity works wonderfully well, never becoming dull. Thanks to the warm tone of the beautifully lithographed and printed images, nowhere is it evident that these were created in different locations. Which is good, as the locations are simply decor, and without specific meaning.

The typography – neither pretentious nor innovative – is almost transparent thanks to the extremely well-chosen font. An exciting publication, in spite of all restraint. A book executed with great maturity by its young makers. Promising!

Edition: 2020
Date of publication: September 2020
Author: Melissa Schriek
Language: English
Image editor: Melissa Schriek
Photographer: Melissa Schriek
Artist: Melissa Schriek, essay by Hannah Geddes
Publisher: Melissa Schriek, Amsterdam
Graphic designer: Sam Reith (Arnhem)
Lithographer: robstolk®, Amsterdam
Printer: robstolk®, Amsterdam
Binder: Patist, Den Dolder
Size book block (w x h x d in mm): 219 x 310 x 8
Number of pages: 136
Print run: 300
Price: € 40
ISBN: 9789090335971
Font and foundry: Pirelli (J-LTF)
Binding style: Swiss-style cutflush binding, transparently glued-off spine (hot melt); flap at the front cover
Paper for interior (grammage): 135gsm LumiSilk, Paper Union
Material cover (grammage): 350gsm PlanoPlus®, Papyrus
Special features: Book block sewn with pale yellow threads; cover and interior printed in CMYK. Printing: HR-UV