Melissa Schriek

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
Release date: September 2020
Language: English
Picture editor: Melissa Schriek
Photographer: Melissa Schriek
Artist: Melissa Schriek, essay by Hannah Geddes
Publisher / commissioner: Melissa Schriek, Amsterdam
Designer: Sam Reith (Arnhem)
Lithographer: robstolk®, Amsterdam
Printer: robstolk®, Amsterdam
Binder: Patist, Den Dolder
Dimensions: 219 x 310 x 8
Amount of pages: 136
Number of copies: 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 interior: 135gsm LumiSilk, Paper Union
Cover material: 350gsm PlanoPlus®, Papyrus
Other technical features: Book block sewn with pale yellow threads; cover and interior printed in CMYK. Printing: HR-UV