WEIJDE~Erik van der – This is Not My Book
Authors: Erik Van Der Weijde. Edited by Anne König, Jan Wenzel. Publisher: Spector Books, Leipzig, Germany Year: 2017. ISBN: 9783959051170 Thread-sewn English softcover with letterpress printed dust jacket. 140 pp., with 17 black/white illustrations and 60 color illustrations. First edition. 23 x 32.5 cm, Language(s): English Design by Fabian Bremer, Pascal Storz
Erik van der Weijde
This Is Not My Book
In the last ten years, the Dutch photographer Erik van der Weijde has been responsible for over fifty publications: these include not only slim photozines and simply produced brochures but also voluminous cloth-bound books — many of them distributed via his own publishing house 4478ZINE. This Is Not My Book provides for the first time an overview of his work, which constitutes one of the most important artistic positions at the interface between photography and independent publishing. The book uses large-format representations to show the lines of connection between the individual publications. It also contains van der Weijde’s 4478ZINE publishing manifesto and other texts as well as five conversations with the publishers Anne König and Jan Wenzel. This Is Not My Book indicates a full stop, an act of punctuation set down by the author with his published work.
Brazil-based Dutch photographer Erik van der Weijde has published over 50 books and zines since 2003, mostly under his imprint 4478ZINE . These slim photozines and simply produced brochures have been a mainstay at New York’s Printed Matter, Inc. Using both original and borrowed images, van der Weijde’s publications present inventories of the “non-spectacular and common images of our daily life,” gathered as both aesthetic objects and as social commentary. This Is Not My Book for the first time provides an overview of van der Weijde’s work, which constitutes one of the most important artistic positions at the interface between photography, design and independent publishing. Imaginatively produced and presented in large format, the book showcases the lines of connection between van der Weijde’s various publications, fetishistically laid out on green, red, yellow and blue fields of paper. Illuminating conversations with Spector Books co-founders Anne König and Jan Wenzel are joined by van der Weijde’s publishing manifesto and texts plus generous color illustrations.
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