Item description for Abandoned Places (English and Dutch Edition) by Henk van Rensbergen...
The idea behind Henk van Rensbergen's expeditions is simple: explore the urban jungle. Why travel to far-off natural jungles, when there are far more interesting places in your own neighbourhood - abandoned places, just waiting to be explored. Van Rensbergen sets off, looking for abandoned hospitals, overgrown industrial complexes, or urban palaces, ravaged by the driving rain, overgrown with weeds, decorated with grafitti. The resulting photographs are unequalled - beauty meets decay.
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Studio: Lannoo International
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.57" Width: 9.29" Height: 0.79" Weight: 2.16 lbs.
Release Date Apr 30, 2008
Publisher Lannoo International
ISBN 9020970305 ISBN13 9789020970302
Reviews - What do customers think about Abandoned Places (English and Dutch Edition)?
cool book Jan 26, 2010
This photographer is awesome. I've been photographing abandoned buildings for years and I'm very envious of his finds. I like having the book, but some of my favorite photos are on his website and not in the book.
Disappointing Jan 6, 2010
I'm sorry to say that this book was my most disappointing photography book purchase of last year. The titled intrigued but I was honestly surprised that this book got made. Maybe that's why it was published by a lesser know publisher (and also that the photographer is European based).
I like the format of the book but the print quality (and paper) is really poor, especially the lack of rich vibrant dark tones. I don't know where it was printed but would guess it was not in Germany or Italy. The locations are really great but the photos feel poorly composed/exposed and filled with horrible distortions that really distract.
It feels more like an urban explorer on location with a camera than a photographer doing some urban exploring. I wish the photographer would have scouted for Bascilio or Polidori to be the photographer of these locations instead.
lost but not forgotten Dec 7, 2009
BOUGHT THIS BOOK OVER A YEAR AGO. THE PHOTOS ARE WONDERFUL! A GREAT GIFT FOR ANYONE WHO LOVES ABANDONED PLACES.IT IS A LITTLE PRICEY, BUT IS WORTH THE COST, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ENJOY BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY! IVE BEEN WAITING FOR ANOTHER BOOK.