LIVING IRON / LEVEND IJZER

by Vanessa Everts and Pauline van Lynden, Visual Legacy, 2018, 240 pp
ISBN 978 90 811850 5 9 English
ISBN 978 90 811850 6 6 Dutch

Iron is everywhere around us and within us. It is vital to organisms – it colours our blood as well as the earth. We admire people with an iron constitution and a steely determination, and almost everything we do involves iron and steel in some form. Yet we hardly seem to realise how reliant on this ancient metal we are. Without iron there would be no cars, no cargo ships, no railways. Most bridges and buildings would crumble. Agriculture would have stayed small and we would have had no Industrial Revolution. There would be no energy networks, no elevators, no oyster-shucking, no piano music... read more

SOPHIE STEENGRACHT IN PERU

by Vanessa Everts, Waanders Uitgevers, 2018, 95 pp
ISBN 978 94 6262 212 8 English

Sophie Steengracht (The Netherlands, 1991) is interested in mythology, magic realism, transformation and the intertwinement of man and nature. Her drawings, paintings and sculptures feature mythical creatures, flora, fauna, the earth and the sky. In June 2018 she travelled through the Manu Biosphere Reserve in the Peruvian Andes, a place of exceptional biodiversity, home to animals and plants that are found nowhere else on earth. In a forest permanently enveloped by clouds, trees form a kind of botanical gardens; entire forests seem to float rootless in the sky. In this dazzling world filled with myriad shapes and colours, where species transform and move... read more

A RESISTIBLE FORCE / DONKERE PALISSADEN

by Pauline van Lynden, edited by Vanessa Everts, Visual Legacy, 2007, 288 pp
ISBN978 90 811850 4 2 English
ISBN978 90 811850 1 1 Dutch

Winner Zeeuwse Boekenprijs 2008

Long lines of oak trunks mark the south-western beaches of the Netherlands. Since the Middle Ages they have born witness to a continuous history of trial and error in man’s struggle to defend his land from erosion. This spectacular site is now officially protected as cultural heritage. Rediscovering the wooden breakwaters she had known since childhood, Pauline van Lynden began by drawing and photographing them and ended up exploring a culture defined by its relationship with the sea. With a wealth of historical and scientific documents from private and public collections as well as 200 pages of Van Lynden's own photographs, A RESISTIBLE FORCE tells a personal story... read more

RAJASTHAN

by Pauline van Lynden, Dutch translation with Vanessa Everts
Editions Assouline/Walburg Pers, 2003, 300 pp
ISBN 2 84323 446 8 English
ISBN 90-5730-276-4 Dutch

Rajasthan. The name immediately evokes a mythical country, exuberant and strangely secret. Through her decidedly aesthetic approach, the author opens up a world of colour, form and untold beauty. Using the technique of collage to share her fabulous pictorial archives gathered over fifteen years, Pauline van Lynden shows the age-old traditions, arts and crafts, papermaking, jewellery and textiles from this amazing region of India. A treasure trove for lovers of beauty, as well as for style and design professionals... read more