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RUTH VAN BEEK »THE ARRANGEMENT« – selected by WILLEM VAN ZOETENDAAL

»Designers who are also able to edit images are the best photo-book makers! They know how to make the right montage and are also able to vary the size of the images to finalize the music on photography. Most image makers / photographers have a natural distance to their own work; they are more inward-looking. Designers are the opposite. Still, even these days most photographers call their books photographer’s books. (Why?) Designers who understand the music and alphabet of photography can bring the medium of photography to a higher level, a new context. There is nothing more difficult than to bring a series of works together, each of which is valid on its own and not connected by a story. Xavier Fernández succeeds every time when he makes photo-books by taking the right distanced stance. He succeeds in building a ‘house’ for every photographer / artist he designs for. The hallucinating and at the same time very naïve collages by Ruth van Beek seem to find their natural environment, the final place where they belong, in the book by Xavier Fernández. One might say; ‘without images, no book’ but I would like to say: ‘without this kind of design, there is no book yet’. The book is a sensitive presentation of the funny (Can art be funny? Yes it can.) and at the same time smart and vital collage-images by the artist Ruth van Beek.«

WILLEM VAN ZOETENDAAL
GRAPHIC DESIGNER, PUBLISHER
AMSTERDAM

RUTH VAN BEEK
»THE ARRANGEMENT«
PUBLISHER: RVB BOOKS, PARIS 2013
DESIGN: XAVIER FERNÁNDEZ FUENTES
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
FORMAT: SOFTCOVER WITH BUCKRAM LINNEN JACKET, 33.3 × 23.5 CM, 48 PAGES
REPRODUCTIONS: 28 COLLAGES AND 13 ARCHIVE PHOTOGRAPHS
ISBN: 979-10-90306-14-1

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