The List & Review Erik Kessels Paul Kooiker Terribly awesome photo books

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<ul><li><p>Forseveralyears,PaulKooikerandErikKesselshaveorganizedeveningsforfriendsinwhichtheysharethestrangestphotobooksintheircollections.Thebooksshownarerarelyavailableinregularshops,butarepickedupinthriftstoresandfromantiquaries.Thegroupsfascinationforthesepictorialnonfictionbookscomesfromtheneedtofindimagesthatexistonthefringeofregularcommercialphotobooks.Itsonlyinthisareathatitspossibletofindimageswithanuncontrivedquality.Whatsnoticeablefromthesepublicationsisthattheresathinlinebetweenbeingterribleandbeingawesome.Thisconstanttensionmakesthebooksinteresting.Itsalsoworthnotingthatthesetomesallfallwithincertaincategories:themedical,instructional,scientific,sex,humourorpropaganda.PaulKooikerandErikKesselshavemadeaselectionoftheirfinestbooksfromwithinthisquestionablenewgenre.</p></li><li><p>AYALAH,D.&amp;ISAACJ.WEINSTOCK,BREASTS.WomenspeakabouttheirBreastsandtheirLives.</p><p>RADEMAKERS,Jefandt'HART,MaartenDutchDreamgirls.</p></li><li><p>MarianneWex:"Weibliche"und"mnnliche"KrpersprachealsFolgepatriarchalischerMachtverhltnisse.</p></li><li><p>WielebtmanimRuhrgebiet.Bewohnerfotografierten.</p></li><li><p>VELDETH.v.d.,Devolmaaktevrouw.Eenhandleidingvoorspecialelichaamscultuur.</p><p>InternationalCloudAtlasVolumeIIWorldMeteorologicalOrganization1956</p><p>TheWonderofInnocenceGinaLollobrigida1994</p><p>LeConcoursCompletLaPractiqueLesChampionsVirginieBruneauLaurentGudinLavauzelle/Equitation1984</p><p>DeNederlandseHuisvrouwPhilipsNederland1966</p><p>FotografieDelBorgheseLuglioDecembre1968</p></li><li><p>Gibtessexnachdemtode?RosavonPraunheim1981</p><p>MedicalPhotographyClinicalUltravioletInfraredH.LouGibson1973</p></li><li><p>NicohetjongetjedatineenhondveranderdeAndreMauroisGeraldMaurois</p></li><li><p>Moederwatisermis...metdezeplaneet?EendozijnpopulairwetenschappelijkeprojektenvanTheoKleyzoalsverteldaanInekeJungschleger</p></li><li><p>OpZoekHansPlompJeanPaulVroom</p><p>NoiAmiamoSilvioAlbertoPeruzzoEditore2010</p><p>UbistvoSvitaniaCivilnezrtveratuutuzliPrvoizdanjeTuzla1996</p></li><li><p>WomanAjarMarcelMarien1985</p><p>JagdwaffenSudwestVerlag1970</p><p>ImmerzuZweitPeter&amp;TonyMackertich1976</p><p>RockStarsintheirunderpantsPaulaYates1980</p><p>Grandpa&amp;MeWelearnaboutdeathMarlee&amp;BenAlex</p><p>ChimneyBookTimbattle1977</p><p>WhyPaintCatsTheethicsoffelineaestheticsBurtonSilver&amp;HeatherBusch2002</p><p>MarineCorpsRecruitDepotParrisOslandSouthcarolinaPlatoon137</p><p>ImmerZuZweitWolfgangLummerHeraldMante1982</p><p>AwkwardFamilyPhotosMikeBenderDougChernack2010</p></li><li><p>TheChildrenWeRememberChanaByersAbells1987</p></li><li><p>In'tVerledenligthetHeden</p><p>StripteaseDesAnnees5060AndreBelorgey1986</p><p>Bridget'sDietCookbookBridget1972</p><p>BridgeBabies'Ithoughtwewereplayingnotrump'DorothyW.Wilson1961</p><p>BlikkenofBlozenAdrie&amp;GeertvanOorschot</p><p>KinderbilderbuchJesperHom&amp;SvenGronlykke1976</p><p>ZumWohnsystemT.NigglK.BohrmannFrancoiseBlondelHazelE.Hazel1971</p><p>ABachelorsGuidetoAmsterdamuncencoredandunashamedGeraldPaine1973</p><p>ErotoscopeRaymondAbigedJeanClaudePeretz1970</p><p>CandySexRapportDeel1Masturberendevrouwen</p><p>AusdemTagebucheinesPinUpFotografenMitdenschonstenFotosdesbekanntenFotografenFrankG.Quade1965</p></li><li><p>Review:TerriblyAwesomePhotobooksbyErikKesselsandPaulKooikerbyJoergColbergFeb14,2013</p><p>Thereisnoshortageofbooksaboutphotobooks,withnewnewadditionsappearingregularly.Inasense,thesebookshavebecomerealworldversionsofTumblrpages,whereyoucanfindcollectionsofthingsundersomeasometimesbroad,sometimesspecificheadline.Thecollectorsideofmeenjoysseeingallthesebooks(Iownafairnumberofthem),butinrealityIdontreallylookatmostofthosebooksallthatmuch.Imightpulloneouttolooksomethingupforteaching.Justtomakethisclear,IdontmeantomakeitsoundasifImindedhavingthosebooks.Quiteonthecontrary.</p><p>Thatsaid,Iwishtherewereabitmoreplayfulnessintheapproachtothesekindsofbooks.OrmaybeabetterwaytoexpresswhatImeanwouldbe:Iwishthereweremorebooksthatwerentsoconcernedwiththesurveyside,to,instead,collectphotobooksbasedon,yes,theeditorswhims.Inanartcontext,peopletendtopreferthetermcuratingforselectingbasedoncriteriathatareentirelysubjective(while,possibly,pretendingtobeobjective).</p></li><li><p>Butyougetmypoint,eventhoughyoumightheartilydisagreewithme.</p><p>WithPaulKooikerandErikKesselsTerriblyAwesomePhotobooksthingshavenowgotabitmoreinteresting(btw,doyourselfafavourandclickonErikKesselswebsitelinkrepeatedly).IdontknowwhetherthetitleisinpartinspiredbywhatcouldbeTumblr(Givenitssomewhatjuvenile,itmightwellbe).Thepublicationitselfisbasedonactualmeetups:Forseveralyears,PaulKooikerandErikKesselshaveorganizedeveningsforfriendsinwhichtheysharethestrangestphotobooksintheircollections.Thebooksshownarerarelyavailableinregularshops,butarepickedupinthriftstoresandfromantiquaries.Thegroupsfascinationforthesepictorialnonfictionbookscomesfromtheneedtofindimagesthatexistonthefringeofregularcommercialphotobooks.(quotedfromthepublishersblurb)</p><p>Thepublicationitselfcomesinnewsprintform.Thecentralspreadcontainsavisualoverviewofthefeaturedbooks,withbasicinformation(authors,titles,etc.)provided.Thereisnoadditionalinformationgivenbeyondthat.Eachbookisthenfeaturedintheformofoneexamplespreadacross(andcenteredon)twopages.Toseethefullbookspread,theviewerhastodisassembleTerriblyAwesomePhotobooks.Alternativelyleafingthroughthepublicationshowstwopartialspreadspairedupinitselfaninterestingwaytolookatthesebooks,sincethecombinationsareoftenquiteinteresting(itsquiteobviousthelayoutofthepublicationwascarefullyplanned).</p><p>Whetherthebooksinquestionareterriblyawesomeorjustterribleorawesome,ofcourse,dependsononestaste.PeoplewillprobablyfinditeasytoagreeonthefactthatKooikerandKesselsmanagedtounearthquiteafewveryunusualphotobooks(Imexpectingarunonthesebooksnow),someofwhichareterribleandawesomeatthesametime.Heresthething,though.Regardlesswhatyouthinkofthesebookshere,TerriblyAwesomePhotobooksmakesitobviousthatphotobooksneedntbeonlythoughtoftheonespublishedbytheusualpublishers(Steidl,Aperture,Mack,HatjeCantz,etc.)orbyphotographersthemselves.Photographyhasbeenusedinbooksforalongtime,andthereisahugeworldofinterestingbooksoutthereoftensurprisinglysimpleandeasytofind,aslongasyourenotjustlookingforwhatyoualreadyknow.</p><p>TerriblyAwesomePhotobookseditedbyErikKesselsandPaulKooiker64pagesArtPaperEditions2013</p></li></ul>