About offices and churches
Montse Hernandez i Sala
15 x15 cm
This book is published by Jap Sam Books in cooperation with Podium voor Architectuur Haarlemmermeer en Schiphol
Only available in Dutch
Sabine KreseGraphic designer
SJG (Joost Grootens, Julie da Silva, Carina Schwake)
12.5 x 19 cm
Release date: March 2022
What is inspiration? What inspires you? 111 INCEPTION is a chain of inspiration, which involves 111 architects from around the world.
This book was not guided by theory, yet it grew out of a search for new ways to look at authorship, ideas and inspiration. The experimental and playful character of the project itself, with its unpredictable outcomes, allowed for a much needed change of perspective—away from the traditional approach to creation characteristic of modernity and towards inspiration—which does not respect borders.
The exhibition 100 Experiments. Inspiration in Design Processes was on show at AEDES Gallery, Berlin in 2019.
‘Design is not only what you see, but how it makes you feel today and how it creates your tomorrow.’ - Anna Bates
Just a century ago Theo van Doesburg, the leading representative of De Stijl, created the painting The Rhythm of a Russian Dance (1918). Van Doesburg worked not only as a versatile artist, but also as an editor of the magazine De Stijl. He contributed to various journals and was member of various artist societies. It was his strength, as a spider in the international web and an as a networker avant-la-lettre, to forge bonds between fellow artists, architects and graphic designers, to bring them together through congresses, lectures and artist groups to promote their work.
Eleven years later in 1929 this painting by Van Doesburg became an inspiration for Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich, for the German Pavilion at the 1929 World’s Fair in Barcelona. Van Doesburg’s geometrical abstraction helped to radically re-imagine the very idea of a building, gave freedom to space and quite literally brought down the walls of prior architectural conventions. The building was to become a major inspiration for the further development of modern architecture and an iconic example of the modernist aesthetic
How does inspiration move through the atmosphere? How do we inspire each other? And how does creative inspiration itself change through each person’s unique experience? To find out, Anna Bates set an experiment by tasking one architect to use the painting of Van Doesburg as a stimulus for creating his/her own work, which would then be passed on to other architects, who in turn would draw inspiration for their new work, and over time growing into a web of conversation, interplay and inspiration—a dance all on its own. In 2017 as a starting point of this project, American architect Gary Bates of Space Group was invited to create the first work in the chain of architects.
Van experiment naar instrument
Ping-Pong Design | Meike Nip
22 x 19,5 cm
Only available in Dutch
This publication has been made possible by the Municipality of the City of Rotterdam
special offer: now only € 12.50 (incl. 9% VAT) instead of € 25,00
21 x 14
This publication has in part been made possible through the generous support of the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, the Mondriaan Foundation, Amsterdam, and drukkerij Mart Spruijt bv.
My History with African-American Art
21.3 x 28.5 cm
Release date: September 2021
This book is published by Jap Sam Books in cooperation with Sieger White Fonds / Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and in conjunction with her solo exhibition at the Mini Galerie (3-5 September 2021). Sieger White Foundation Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds
Photo portrait by Felicity van Oort. For more information about the artist Liesbeth Piena, www.liesbethpiena.nl
Platforms, Policies, Technologies
Mind Design, Niels Schrader, Martijn de Heer
17 x 22 cm
Date of Release: November 2019
Translation: Michael Meert (Dutch/English)
Image editing: Sanneke Huisman, Marga van Mechelen, assisted by Maan Meelker
Glossary: Sanneke Huisman, Eleonoor Jap Sam, Alexandre Michaan, Marga van Mechelen, assisted by Zoë Spaaij
Printing, lithography and binding: robstolk®
Project coordination and publisher: Eleonoor Jap Sam
Art on the Rural Frontier
Peter de Kan
17 x 23 cm
Bound with open spine
Release date: Spring 2014
Articles, Essays, Interviews and Out-takes by Tony Fretton
Studio Joost Grootens, Joost Grootens, Dimitri Jeannottat
13.5 x 21 cm
Date of release: February 2018
This publication is supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL.
For more information: www.tonyfretton.com/
Michiel Niesen | ZetProducties (book design), Soft Turbo (cover design)
15.6 x 22 cm
Date of Release: July 1, 2021
Edited by Manon Braat, Heske ten Cate, JLC Coburn, Eleonoor Jap Sam and Clara Ronsdorf.
Editors Dutch publication: Manon Braat, Heske ten Cate, Lieneke Hulshof and Maurits de Bruijn.
Translations: JLC Coburn, Manon Braat and Urgent Vertalen.
This publication was made possible through the support of BankGiro Loterij Fonds, Mondriaan Fund, Gemeente Den Haag and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.
New Dimensions in Landscape Philosophy
Mind Design - Niels Schrader
15,5 x 22 cm
Date of Release: November 2012
In 2010 Jap Sam Books and Myvillages formed an editorial alliance to produce a new series of books. This is the second publication in this series of books.
Translation NL-EN Kathleen van Overzee-McMillian
The research for this publication was supported by Fryslan 2018 and Villagers of Wjelsryp.
This publication was made possible by the Mondriaan Fund and the Netherlands Architecture Fund.
Vlassenbroek __________ Broekkant
Montse Hernandez i Sala
21 x 27
Translators: N/E Kathleen van Overzee-McMillian, E/N Peter Groeninck
Date of Release: October 2015
This book is part of Tekenen in Vlassenbroek (2014-15), an art project by Wapke Feenstra (Myvillages), commissioned by the Vlaams Bouwmeester and Waterwegen & Zeekanaal in association with the Municipality of Dendermonde.