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In and Out of Fashion: the new instalment in our Handbooks-series!

In and Out of Fashion, the English edition of In en uit de mode, was recently published in our Handbook-series. In and Out of Fashion is also the first in this series to be published in an e-book edition! The book traces the developments of European fashion and manner of dress from Antiquity until the beginning of the 21st century.

The Handbook-series consists of:


The Power of Fashion (sold out)


Fashion and Imagination (also available in a Dutch edition)

Through text and image, Fashion and Imagination illustrates the stimulating relationship of fashion and photography, film, visual arts, performance arts, architecture, and literature.



Using various themes, Eric de Kuyper and Emile Poppe discuss the effect of staging on audiences of the traditional performing arts, such as opera, theatre and ballet. Contemporary and more popular forms also come into play, such as circus, musicals, festivals, street theatre, mime and even ‘garden art’.


The Triumph of Typography (also available in a Dutch edition)

The new-media technology calls into question our accepted notion of typographic communication and raises a number of essential questions that we cannot ignore. Never since Gutenberg’s invention of moveable type in the fifteenth century has typographic communication been exposed to such a fundamental change as it is today. Can typography still play a significant role when digitisation and new media shake at the foundation of the typographic trade?


In and Out of Fashion (also available in a Dutch edition and in an e-book edition)

In this handbook, Karin Schacknat shows, in a new and orderly way, the development of clothes and clothing habits in Europe from antiquity to the beginning of the 21st century, from togas to Dolce & Gabbana, from 17th-century lace collars to Iris van Herpen. Much of what goes out of fashion eventually comes back in.


De vijf pijlers van design (available soon)

De vijf pijlers van design describes how designs came to be, how they are built, and what the motivations, inspirations, questions and preferences of the designer were. However different designers may be, basic knowledge of the five main thematic pillars on which each product is built is indispensable: material, construction, function, meaning and market.


Dissolving the Ego of Fashion – working towards a sustainable future


This month Daniëlle Bruggeman is Author of the month! Her book Dissolving the Ego of Fashion was presented during her inaugural lecture this week, where she presented the vision and research themes that the Fashion Professorship of ArtEZ University of the Arts sets out to explore in the coming years.

The book builds upon the critical theories and cultural philosophical perspectives on fashion developed in her PhD dissertation More Than Meets the Eye: Dutch Fashion, Identity and New Materialism (2014). Bruggeman aims to develop critical theories and practices in order to explore, better understand, and rethink the cracks in the fashion system and the role that fashion plays — and could potentially play — in relation to urgent socio-cultural, environmental, and political developments in contemporary society.


Today, fashion is THE symbol for consumer culture and capitalism. As a system it forms, shapes and (re)constructs itself, and creates its own ‘I’.  Bruggeman argues why the industry should shift its focus on idealized identities and outer appearances in order to become more sustainable in an environmental, social, cultural ethical and material sense.


BOEK - A philosophical travel guide for art educators and Emma’s mother

THE book for art educators looking to break new ground.

Culture is the way we shape and interpret what we think and who we are. Therefore, cultural education is a cornerstone of education. Anyone who is acquainted with art, heritage and media, and who is consciously and actively engaged in this, participates in society and develops an understanding of other norms, values and cultures.

BOEK is a book with practical assignments designed to inspire you to roll up your sleeves in various art forms. But BOEK is not only a nifty DIY-book; every contribution is placed in a philosophical context. 


This makes BOEK a philosophical travel guide for every teacher, student and group looking for inspiration to explore and extend their own boundaries. Travelling without leaving home. BOEK does not only include articles and links, but also a map for personal development, music, a philosophical puzzle and even a coffee break. Everything in one book for head, hand and heart to go out into the world.


About the authors

BOEK is made by the complete student group of the Master Kunsteducatie of ArtEZ University of the Arts (year 2014-2016), who hope to pass on some of the insights they have share and collected during their studies.


Emma Bouman, Margriet Broekroelofs, Marjon Brouwer, Frans Haverkort, Samantha Janssen, Majken Jurna, Ben Kamphuis, Thomas Koot, Marieke Kroeskop, Henk Maas, Wolbert Meijer, Anja Reimers, Boris Saran, Laurens Schneider, Mirjam Schottert, Monique Tadema, Hilje van der Vliet, Alie van Zalk.



De gestiek van de architectuur is one of the Best Dutch Book Designs of 2017!

Frans Sturkenboom is author of the month! His book De gestiek van de architectuur (The Gestures of Architecture)was published last year and has recently been chosen as one of the Best Dutch Book Designs of 2017.


Each year a panel of professional judges makes a selection of books which distinguish themselves conspicuously by their editorial choices, graphic design, treatment of images and text, choice of material and technical workmanship. This year the panel consists of designers Yolanda Huntelaar and Michaël Snitker, Freek Kuin (creative director Robstolk printers), Marije Sietsma (CEO Publisher Loopvis) and Suzanne Bogman (Head of Publications Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam). Out of the 342 submissions, they have chosen the 33 Best Dutch Book Designs. 


De gestiek van de architectuur is published by ArtEZ Press and the design is by Josse Pyl, alumnus of the Werkplaats Typografie. Later this year Josse Pyl will tell us more about the impressive design of this book. For the cover of the book, for example, he chose Curious Matter, a paper with a potato starch coating, which makes it feel like very fine sanding paper. 


Later this year, the creators, publishers, designers, lithographers, printers and binders of the 33 books are celebrated by means of an exposition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.


About De gestiek van de architectuur

The book is a plea for dynamic architecture, and for a ‘mannerism forever’, and therefore a must-have for architects and architecture aficionados who are interested in the origin and characteristics of this trend. With over 300 images telling the story, Sturkenboom calls this trend ‘gesturing architecture’. He shows that this dynamic stems from the historical mannerism, which also prioritised movement and texture of a construction. Architects often focus on the plane instead of the space. Floors change into walls and transforms into roofs. Facades shift and develop their own depth. Architecture as metamorphosis.


Gesturing architecture does not call for concepts, but for actions. From sitting to cleaning, framing, hiding, to growing, and shrinking. With the help of these examples—encompassing architectural history—Sturkenboom discusses fundamental architectural concepts.