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Sweet & salt : water and the Dutch

Author: Tracy Metz; Maartje van den Heuvel; Kunsthal Rotterdam.; Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden.
Publisher: Rotterdam : NAi Publishers ; New York : Available in North, South and Central America through ARTBOOK/D.A.P., [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Water management runs in the blood of the Dutch. Draining the Netherlands and keeping it dry is a process they started centuries ago and continue to this day. But will this still suffice? In the project Sweet & Salt (book and exhibition) author and journalist Tracy Metz and curator Maartje van den Heuvel demonstrate, in text and images, how the Netherlands shapes its evolving relationship with water. The sea level  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Art
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tracy Metz; Maartje van den Heuvel; Kunsthal Rotterdam.; Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden.
ISBN: 9789056628482 9056628488
OCLC Number: 768569718
Notes: "Published in conjunction with the exhibition 'Sweet & salt : Water and the Dutch' at the Kunsthal Rotterdam (14 February-10 June 2012). The exhibition was produced in collaboration with Leiden University"--Page 295.
Description: 296 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Water in pictures : from seascapes to VJ art --
Sweet, salt and saline --
Conflict --
Dikes and polders --
Concord --
Big water --
Profit --
Wet city --
Pleasure --
Catastrophe --
Myth --
Water and the Dutch.
Other Titles: Sweet and salt
Water and the Dutch
Responsibility: Tracy Metz and Maartje van den Heuvel.

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Water management runs in the blood of the Dutch. Draining the Netherlands and keeping it dry is a process they started centuries ago and continue to this day. But will this still suffice? In the project Sweet & Salt (book and exhibition) author and journalist Tracy Metz and curator Maartje van den Heuvel demonstrate, in text and images, how the Netherlands shapes its evolving relationship with water. The sea level is rising, rivers are swelling, there is more rain, there are more storms and sometimes there's a drought. There is a growing awareness that not just dikes and dams but natural processes too play a significant role in our security. This is the greatest challenge currently facing Dutch designers. There is also increasing attention given to the aesthetics of the water landscape being designed.

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