Ruijter~Gerco de – ‘Grid Corrections’ (signed)*


 ‘One of 2019 Best books’, Photo-eye
‘Words and pictures form a book within a book that is a model for a new kind of project monograph’ - Mark Klett, Photo-eye
Author: Peter Delpeut
Publisher: NAI/010 Publishers

Softcover, 452 pages, Dutch/English, 22 x 22 cm, illustrated 150 full color. (signed)
Design: Irma Boom
Condition: new

This book presents a selection of over 150 grid corrections, selected and designed by Gerco de Ruijter and graphic designer Irma Boom. Accompanied by a text by writer Peter Delpeut, this exceptionally designed book is a work of art and monument in one, a testimony to the human urge to design the landscape and the many ways in which nature responds to that In the summer of 2016, I am driving around, a little lost, overwhelmed by the scale of the American landscape. 
I look for a point of reference: something that would make a particular place stand out in this monotonous farmland of Kansas? On a dusty, die-straight road running south to north, I stop at an unexpected T intersection... 
Gerco de Ruijter 

Take a square piece of paper, wrap it around an orange and observe the tapering folds in the paper. If you want to cover the earth with checkerboards, you can only do so if you outsmart the folds in the paper. 
Peter Delpeut 

This grid is a human intervention into landscape. On the ground a seamless road. From the air an imperfect network. In imperfection lies perfection. 
Irma Boom

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