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artists' books; photography (discipline); North Sea; water in art; Netherlands


212 pages : all color illustrations. Title from case. Edition of 2012 numbered copies. Flatbook. Issued in paper wrapper and slipcase. Book design: Rob van Hoesel. On New Years Eve 2011 artist Bruno van den Elshout launches his camera-machine on the roof of a hotel on the beach in The Hague (NL). His goal is to capture the North Sea-horizon one year round. The camera-machine takes a picture of the horizon once every hour of 2012. That is 8,785 images. When these images start to arrive from the machine, the horizon suddenly reveals his surprisingly overwhelming appearance. Gray, grim, ordinary, or wild, waving, with skies reminiscent of The Hague School paintings in the late 19th century. Sometimes tranquil misty, unreal calm or bombastically colorful. The result is an incredibly surprising collection of images.

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Breda, The Netherlands : The Eriskay Connection, 2014; Amstelveen : LenoirSchuring, 2014


©Breda, The Netherlands : The Eriskay Connection, 2014; Amstelveen : LenoirSchuring, 2014

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photographic techniques; paper


34 cm

New Horizons



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