Luca Solari : The Fortress
Book : Black & white
Photography : Luca Solari
Texts : Mathijs Deen, Luca Solari
Introduction : Eric Bos
Language : EN/NL/FR
French: inserted booklet
Printer : EBS Verona, 2018
Price : € 59,- / CHF 69,-
ISBN : 978-9081559423
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ABOUT THE BOOK
During 9 years photographer Luca Solari has been busy working on a book and exhibition about the Dutch island Schiermonnikoog, part of the Wadden archipelago situated at the extreme northern tip of the Netherlands. Dutch award winning author Mathijs Deen, an expert of the Wadden region, wrote the literary texts that accompany Solari’s photographs.
Deen previously published the best seller ‘The Wadden, a History’ (‘De Wadden, een Geschiedenis’) that was nominated for the Jan Wolkers Award 2014 (annually honouring the best book on natural history). Eric Bos, acclaimed art critic of the Dagblad van het Noorden, wrote the Preface. ’The Fortress’ (size A4, 368 pages) has been edited in English, Dutch and French, was published independently and printed at EBS (Editoriale Bertolazzi Stei) in Verona (Italy), printer of photographic greats such as Brassaï, Sebastião Salgado, Helmut Newton etc.
Themes in the book are the typical island culture, its beauty, its history, the islanders and the annual billiard tournament.