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Transitions in Spain


Author(s): Michiel Schierbeek and Bert Schierbeek
Appeared on: February 22th. 2024
Language: Dutch and English
Pages: 336
Size: 280 x 240 mm
Edition: Hardcover
ISBN: 9789462265110
Year: 2024
Photography: Michiel Schierbeek
Publisher: Lecturis
Design: Michiel Schierbeek

Transitions in Spain is a journey through the changing built environment in Spain. An environment that has been changing for many years due to the migration of people to the big cities. How everything has been left behind, the ancient and modern ruins that remain untouched and are only removed or built upon when something new is put in their place. The holes in the streets of villages and towns, with bright orange PU foam insulated facades that are waiting for a new purpose, but also the new developments in industry, in the cities and tourist areas where the money is earned and where major projects are developed and carried out. A country that is changing rapidly, but with an interior where the old Spain still reigns, with landscapes of an admirable raw vastness and where the villages still seem to have been placed in the land in an organic way.

This book is also a tribute to his father Bert Schierbeek, the writer and poet, who has traveled extensively through Spain since 1950 and wrote about that country. In 1952 a travel book and later in prose and poetry. On these trips he also collaborated several times with well-known photographers and wrote texts for photo books about Spain. A selection of all these texts have been incorporated into this book and takes us back in time. As Bert Schierbeek once said; life does not consist of one story but 77 stories at the same time.

Additional information

Weight 3500 g