Terpstra~Rein Jelle – ‘Robert F.Kennedy Funeral Train – The People’s View.’*


Author: David Levi Strauss, Taco Hidde Bakker and Rein Jelle Terpstra
Publisher: Fw: books, Amsterdam
Year: 2020
ISBN: 978-94-90119-60-7

Slip case, 21 x 28 cm / 144 pages + 16 p insert / colour/ English
Design: Design Jeremy Jansen
Condition: as new

Best of 2018, De Volkskrant / Best of 2018, NRC Handelsblad / Best Dutch Book Design 2018 / Golden Medal, Best Book Design From All Over The World 2018/ Longlist 2019 Kraszna-Krausz Award
The On June 8, 1968, amidst a year wracked by division and violence, the casket of assassinated Senator and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was transported on a funeral train from New York City to Washington, DC. Hundreds of thousands of people united along the tracks in a spontaneous expression of grief. Visual artist Rein Jelle Terpstra diligently collected snapshots, film stills, and accounts of that muggy summer day, presenting a poignant photographic reconstruction of the historic train journey in this beautifully designed and bound book. Included is an essay by David Levi Strauss on photography, remembrance, and the hope that “Bobby” embodied.

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