The subject of this charming publication is fairly highbrow. With a potpourri of investigations into international ties in an age of continual changes in contemporary modern art it is not always easy to get everyone facing in the same direction. Even so, you don’t have to be an expert in the subject to enjoy the skill and expertise that have gone into the making of this book of 667 pages. It will be readily seen, for example, that the whole is composed of four parts: this is reflected not only in the colours of the book block but also in the photography of the book band, if you unfold it.


The wide-ranging information, including a collection of cartoons, texts, images and a combination of these, furnishes a library-full of typography – but it is a library in which everything stands neatly on the shelve.

A publication so well designed, edited and produced is even capable of seducing someone not that interested in the subject into opening it, reading it and possibly even forming an opinion of it! Surely a sign that, as a centre for contemporary art, you really have achieved some of your goals.


Author Defne Ayas, Adam Kleinman (ed.)

Year 2017

Language English

Edited by picture editing by Frank van der Stok, Pedro Neves Marques

Publisher Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam

Designer Studio Remco van Bladel, Amsterdam (Remco van Bladel, Beau Bertens, Berit Smit, Andrea Spikker)

Printer UNICUM | Gianotten Printed Media (printed in CMYK and a Pantone background colour)

Binder UNICUM | Gianotten Printed Media, Tilburg

Size 165 x 220 x 37

Number of pages 668

Print run 1,000

Price € 29

ISBN 978 94 91435 47 8

Font F Grotesk (RP Digital Type Foundry), Lyon Display (Colophon Foundry)

Binding style sewn soft cover using black threads, dust jacket

Material 85gsm Arcoprint Milk 1.5, white (Fedrigoni), 85gsm Arcoprint Edizioni 1.3, avorio (Fedrigoni), 70gsm UPM Sol Matt, white (Igepa) (interior); 300gsm Arcoprint Milk, 1.5 white (cover); 80gsm Etibulk white (Igepa) (dust jacket)