Book launch: Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 14:15 - 16:30 hrs.
Location: Fries Museum Leeuwarden
Jap Sam Books and myvillages.org would like to invite you to the book launch of A Photographic Portrait of A Landscape. New Dimensions in Landscape Philosophy
A Photographic Portrait of a Landscape is a micro study that explores cultural centres and land ownership. The expansion of the European Union has been accompanied by a growing interest in national identity, which uses landscape as a projection screen for envisaged expectations. The theories of Ton Lemaire (Filosofie van het landschap,1970) and the post-colonial approach to culture of Homi K. Bhabha (The Location of Culture, 1994) are our guides on a journey through a landscape in the north of the Netherlands.
Pietsie Feenstra's (Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III) essay on cultural
history takes us on a filmic journey through a terp landscape in the
Dutch province of Friesland, interpreting and uncovering its secrets by
sifting through photographic images and delving into archives. She was
inspired by an album of photos from 1978 that show the Frisian village
The visual essay by Wapke Feenstra (myvillages.org) is a collation of recent landscape photos, photos taken by local residents, poetry, information about the land, and a grass herbarium. The landscape is presented from the perspective of the local dweller.
This publication was made possible by the Mondriaan Fund and the Netherlands Architecture Fund.
The research for this publication was supported by Fryslan 2018 and Villagers of Wjelsryp.