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

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  • Forseveralyears,PaulKooikerandErikKesselshaveorganizedeveningsforfriendsinwhichtheysharethestrangestphotobooksintheircollections.Thebooksshownarerarelyavailableinregularshops,butarepickedupinthriftstoresandfromantiquaries.Thegroupsfascinationforthesepictorialnonfictionbookscomesfromtheneedtofindimagesthatexistonthefringeofregularcommercialphotobooks.Itsonlyinthisareathatitspossibletofindimageswithanuncontrivedquality.Whatsnoticeablefromthesepublicationsisthattheresathinlinebetweenbeingterribleandbeingawesome.Thisconstanttensionmakesthebooksinteresting.Itsalsoworthnotingthatthesetomesallfallwithincertaincategories:themedical,instructional,scientific,sex,humourorpropaganda.PaulKooikerandErikKesselshavemadeaselectionoftheirfinestbooksfromwithinthisquestionablenewgenre.

  • AYALAH,D.&ISAACJ.WEINSTOCK,BREASTS.WomenspeakabouttheirBreastsandtheirLives.

    RADEMAKERS,Jefandt'HART,MaartenDutchDreamgirls.

  • MarianneWex:"Weibliche"und"mnnliche"KrpersprachealsFolgepatriarchalischerMachtverhltnisse.

  • WielebtmanimRuhrgebiet.Bewohnerfotografierten.

  • VELDETH.v.d.,Devolmaaktevrouw.Eenhandleidingvoorspecialelichaamscultuur.

    InternationalCloudAtlasVolumeIIWorldMeteorologicalOrganization1956

    TheWonderofInnocenceGinaLollobrigida1994

    LeConcoursCompletLaPractiqueLesChampionsVirginieBruneauLaurentGudinLavauzelle/Equitation1984

    DeNederlandseHuisvrouwPhilipsNederland1966

    FotografieDelBorgheseLuglioDecembre1968

  • Gibtessexnachdemtode?RosavonPraunheim1981

    MedicalPhotographyClinicalUltravioletInfraredH.LouGibson1973

  • NicohetjongetjedatineenhondveranderdeAndreMauroisGeraldMaurois

  • Moederwatisermis...metdezeplaneet?EendozijnpopulairwetenschappelijkeprojektenvanTheoKleyzoalsverteldaanInekeJungschleger

  • OpZoekHansPlompJeanPaulVroom

    NoiAmiamoSilvioAlbertoPeruzzoEditore2010

    UbistvoSvitaniaCivilnezrtveratuutuzliPrvoizdanjeTuzla1996

  • WomanAjarMarcelMarien1985

    JagdwaffenSudwestVerlag1970

    ImmerzuZweitPeter&TonyMackertich1976

    RockStarsintheirunderpantsPaulaYates1980

    Grandpa&MeWelearnaboutdeathMarlee&BenAlex

    ChimneyBookTimbattle1977

    WhyPaintCatsTheethicsoffelineaestheticsBurtonSilver&HeatherBusch2002

    MarineCorpsRecruitDepotParrisOslandSouthcarolinaPlatoon137

    ImmerZuZweitWolfgangLummerHeraldMante1982

    AwkwardFamilyPhotosMikeBenderDougChernack2010

  • TheChildrenWeRememberChanaByersAbells1987

  • In'tVerledenligthetHeden

    StripteaseDesAnnees5060AndreBelorgey1986

    Bridget'sDietCookbookBridget1972

    BridgeBabies'Ithoughtwewereplayingnotrump'DorothyW.Wilson1961

    BlikkenofBlozenAdrie&GeertvanOorschot

    KinderbilderbuchJesperHom&SvenGronlykke1976

    ZumWohnsystemT.NigglK.BohrmannFrancoiseBlondelHazelE.Hazel1971

    ABachelorsGuidetoAmsterdamuncencoredandunashamedGeraldPaine1973

    ErotoscopeRaymondAbigedJeanClaudePeretz1970

    CandySexRapportDeel1Masturberendevrouwen

    AusdemTagebucheinesPinUpFotografenMitdenschonstenFotosdesbekanntenFotografenFrankG.Quade1965

  • Review:TerriblyAwesomePhotobooksbyErikKesselsandPaulKooikerbyJoergColbergFeb14,2013

    Thereisnoshortageofbooksaboutphotobooks,withnewnewadditionsappearingregularly.Inasense,thesebookshavebecomerealworldversionsofTumblrpages,whereyoucanfindcollectionsofthingsundersomeasometimesbroad,sometimesspecificheadline.Thecollectorsideofmeenjoysseeingallthesebooks(Iownafairnumberofthem),butinrealityIdontreallylookatmostofthosebooksallthatmuch.Imightpulloneouttolooksomethingupforteaching.Justtomakethisclear,IdontmeantomakeitsoundasifImindedhavingthosebooks.Quiteonthecontrary.

    Thatsaid,Iwishtherewereabitmoreplayfulnessintheapproachtothesekindsofbooks.OrmaybeabetterwaytoexpresswhatImeanwouldbe:Iwishthereweremorebooksthatwerentsoconcernedwiththesurveyside,to,instead,collectphotobooksbasedon,yes,theeditorswhims.Inanartcontext,peopletendtopreferthetermcuratingforselectingbasedoncriteriathatareentirelysubjective(while,possibly,pretendingtobeobjective).

  • Butyougetmypoint,eventhoughyoumightheartilydisagreewithme.

    WithPaulKooikerandErikKesselsTerriblyAwesomePhotobooksthingshavenowgotabitmoreinteresting(btw,doyourselfafavourandclickonErikKesselswebsitelinkrepeatedly).IdontknowwhetherthetitleisinpartinspiredbywhatcouldbeTumblr(Givenitssomewhatjuvenile,itmightwellbe).Thepublicationitselfisbasedonactualmeetups:Forseveralyears,PaulKooikerandErikKesselshaveorganizedeveningsforfriendsinwhichtheysharethestrangestphotobooksintheircollections.Thebooksshownarerarelyavailableinregularshops,butarepickedupinthriftstoresandfromantiquaries.Thegroupsfascinationforthesepictorialnonfictionbookscomesfromtheneedtofindimagesthatexistonthefringeofregularcommercialphotobooks.(quotedfromthepublishersblurb)

    Thepublicationitselfcomesinnewsprintform.Thecentralspreadcontainsavisualoverviewofthefeaturedbooks,withbasicinformation(authors,titles,etc.)provided.Thereisnoadditionalinformationgivenbeyondthat.Eachbookisthenfeaturedintheformofoneexamplespreadacross(andcenteredon)twopages.Toseethefullbookspread,theviewerhastodisassembleTerriblyAwesomePhotobooks.Alternativelyleafingthroughthepublicationshowstwopartialspreadspairedupinitselfaninterestingwaytolookatthesebooks,sincethecombinationsareoftenquiteinteresting(itsquiteobviousthelayoutofthepublicationwascarefullyplanned).

    Whetherthebooksinquestionareterriblyawesomeorjustterribleorawesome,ofcourse,dependsononestaste.PeoplewillprobablyfinditeasytoagreeonthefactthatKooikerandKesselsmanagedtounearthquiteafewveryunusualphotobooks(Imexpectingarunonthesebooksnow),someofwhichareterribleandawesomeatthesametime.Heresthething,though.Regardlesswhatyouthinkofthesebookshere,TerriblyAwesomePhotobooksmakesitobviousthatphotobooksneedntbeonlythoughtoftheonespublishedbytheusualpublishers(Steidl,Aperture,Mack,HatjeCantz,etc.)orbyphotographersthemselves.Photographyhasbeenusedinbooksforalongtime,andthereisahugeworldofinterestingbooksoutthereoftensurprisinglysimpleandeasytofind,aslongasyourenotjustlookingforwhatyoualreadyknow.

    TerriblyAwesomePhotobookseditedbyErikKesselsandPaulKooiker64pagesArtPaperEditions2013