Inspiration

Photo Book Flamboya by Vivianne Sassen

22 februari 2014

Sometimes it is nice to visit your old friends in the bookcase, such as Vivianne Sassen’s photo book Flamboya. After visiting an exhibition you often buy a book, read it, it’s on your coffee table for a few weeks and after that it disappears in your bookcase, because there are so many other things to see, to explore, to read. But, after a few years, it is always nice to read and explore those books with fresh eyes.

I bought this book before starting as a bookbinder, just because I liked the photographs and the opening text by Moses Isegawa. What strikes me today, besides the photographs, which I still admire deeply, is the way this book has been bound. To do justice to the photographs, they are printed book height in the right proportion, which means that a picture is often wider than one page. The solution is that the quires consist of cut off pages. Besides a good platform for the wider photographs, it also offers an exciting view to the next page.

Vivianne Sassen - Flamboya - Menthe
Vivianne Sassen - Flamboya - Menthe

 

Vivianne Sassen - Flamboya - Dora

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2 Comments

  • Reply Meike 22 februari 2014 at 15:23

    Wat een mooi werk, ik kende haar foto's nog niet. En inderdaad een toffe vormgeving van het boek!

  • Reply Corina de Vette 22 februari 2014 at 15:30

    Gaaf he, binnenkort heeft ze een tentoonstelling in het Fotomuseum in Rotterdam … ben benieuwd!

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