At the beginning of July Jap Sam Books launches the publication Verboden Landschap - Sporen en Verhalen van een Duits-Nederlands cultuurlandschap. In this book Hans Jungerius guides the reader along these traces that tell the extraordinary story of the military landscape that lies hidden silently in the woods of Arnhem. By means of unique historical photographs, GPS coordinates, and a map, readers who have become curious can embark on their own journey of discovery through the forbidden landscape.
Private presentation [by invitation only]
Friday July 8th, 15:00 CET
T2 hangaar, vliegbasis Deelen
During this presentation the first copy of the publication will be presented to Brigade General Cas Schreurs.
Saturday July 16th, 15:00 CET
Garage Royal, Buitenplaats Koningsweg
Koningsweg 23A 6816 TD Arnhem
Since a century and a half, the woods and heaths to the north of Arnhem have been the scene of a wide range of military activities. What once began as a training ground for field artillery transformed during the Second World War into one of the largest military airfields in occupied territory. The German Luftwaffe spared no effort or expense to prevent recognition from the air: the hundreds of buildings were designed like small farmhouses and barns that were carefully fitted into the existing landscape. Almost 200 German buildings have been preserved and have been become, since 2007, one of the largest listed sites (Rijksmonumenten) in the Netherlands.
Verboden Landschap - Sporen en verhalen van een Duits-Nederlands cultuurlandschap is the zero issue of the OtherGuides series, published by Jap Sam Books and edited by Hans Jungerius. In this series Jungerius seduces readers to explore little-known regions, often with a history that is still young, with open-minded curiousity.
OtherGuides lets readers experience what other travel literature prefers to remain silent about.
Hans Jungerius (1969) is an artist and explorer. Based on his interest in landscape and history, he organised projects and excursions in the Netherlands and abroad. In addition, Jungerius made two television series entitled Straal Voorbij ('right past' in Dutch), about places that we usually walk right past without noticing them. He also was the initiator of the repurposing of two former sites of the Ministry of Defence along the Northern edge of Arnhem as a creative living and working area named Buitenplaats Koningsweg.
ISBN: 978-94-92852-59-5, price: €24.50, photography and text: Hans Jungerius, final editing: Caro Delsing, Eleonoor Jap Sam, graphic design: Since 1416 - creative studio, printer: ORO Grafisch Projectmanagement, number of pages: 248, book size: 14.8x21cm, binding: softcover, language: Dutch, release date: July 2022, publisher: Jap Sam Books.
This publication by Jap Sam Books has been made possible with the generous support of Mondriaan Fund, Jaap Harten Fonds, Amsterdams Fonds voor de kunst and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds/Tijlfonds.
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