Robert F. Kennedy Funeral Train



This book presents diverse material that the artist has collected from eyewitnesses. Browsing through this collection almost transports you back to 1968, standing in the crowd when the funeral train was passing by.

The photography, often presented in long strokes, in multiples, with dense margins has the feel of movie frames. Being a spectator watching a train passing by, able to see short snippets in the blink of an eye. The order in which the images appear is chronological and the abrupt cuts of the imagery evoke an ongoing narrative while turning the pages. The different placement of the images ensures that the story comes to life. The photography, often presented in long strokes, in multiples, with dense margins has the feel of movie frames. Being a spectator watching a train passing by, able to see short snippets in the blink of an eye. A remarkable element of this book is that it contains a removable image of Kattner with photographs never shown before. The choice of colored inks and paper are very well thought through, especially the choice to print white on black and then CMYK on top of that to create a special tension of colors and images resulting in “new” atmosphere. The overall atmosphere feels nostalgic and plays with the emotions of the reader. Content wise, the book is highly unique exposing unknown and virtually unused imagery of a crucial event. The way this imagery is edited turns this book into something beautiful.



  • Ondertitel
    The People’s View
  • Auteur
    Rein Jelle Terpstra, David Levi Strauss, Taco Hidde Bakker
  • Oplage
    1500
  • Omvang
    144 + 16 (inlay)
  • Prijs
    €47.50
  • ISBN
    978 94 90119 60 7
  • Uitgever / Opdrachtgever
    Fw:Books, Amsterdam
  • Ontwerper(s)
    Jeremy Jansen, Amsterdam
  • Fotograaf
    Theodore Jack, Leon Whitmill, Claire Leary, Paul Fusco, Marina Nims, Magnum Photos and Americans watching and photographing the RFK Funeral Train on 8 June 1968
  • Drukkerij
    NPN Drukkers, Breda
  • Lithograaf
    Marc Gijzen beeldbewerking & digitale lithografie, Voorburg
  • Boekbinderij
    Boekbinderij Patist, Den Dolder
  • Materiaal
    80gsm Rainbow Black 99 (Papyrus), 80gsm Munken Lynx (Antalis), inlay: 100gsm Magno Satin (Igepa)
  • Bindwijze
    Unsewn soft cover bound in Japanese style with a flap containing the inlay, dust jacket without flaps is glued at the spine
  • Lettertype
    Stanley (Optimo), Akkurat Mono (Lineto)
  • Technische Bijzonderheden
    Papieradvies: De Monsterkamer (Esther Krop), Amsterdam, cover and interior are printed in opaque white.
  • Robert F. Kennedy Funeral Train

    This book presents diverse material that the artist has collected from eyewitnesses. Browsing through this collection almost transports you back to 1968, standing in the crowd when the funeral train was passing by.

    The photography, often presented in long strokes, in multiples, with dense margins has the feel of movie frames. Being a spectator watching a train passing by, able to see short snippets in the blink of an eye. The order in which the images appear is chronological and the abrupt cuts of the imagery evoke an ongoing narrative while turning the pages. The different placement of the images ensures that the story comes to life. The photography, often presented in long strokes, in multiples, with dense margins has the feel of movie frames. Being a spectator watching a train passing by, able to see short snippets in the blink of an eye. A remarkable element of this book is that it contains a removable image of Kattner with photographs never shown before. The choice of colored inks and paper are very well thought through, especially the choice to print white on black and then CMYK on top of that to create a special tension of colors and images resulting in “new” atmosphere. The overall atmosphere feels nostalgic and plays with the emotions of the reader. Content wise, the book is highly unique exposing unknown and virtually unused imagery of a crucial event. The way this imagery is edited turns this book into something beautiful.

  • Ondertitel
    The People’s View
  • Auteur
    Rein Jelle Terpstra, David Levi Strauss, Taco Hidde Bakker
  • Oplage
    1500
  • Omvang
    144 + 16 (inlay)
  • Prijs
    €47.50
  • ISBN
    978 94 90119 60 7
  • Uitgever / Opdrachtgever
    Fw:Books, Amsterdam
  • Ontwerper(s)
    Jeremy Jansen, Amsterdam
  • Fotograaf
    Theodore Jack, Leon Whitmill, Claire Leary, Paul Fusco, Marina Nims, Magnum Photos and Americans watching and photographing the RFK Funeral Train on 8 June 1968
  • Drukkerij
    NPN Drukkers, Breda
  • Lithograaf
    Marc Gijzen beeldbewerking & digitale lithografie, Voorburg
  • Boekbinderij
    Boekbinderij Patist, Den Dolder
  • Materiaal
    80gsm Rainbow Black 99 (Papyrus), 80gsm Munken Lynx (Antalis), inlay: 100gsm Magno Satin (Igepa)
  • Bindwijze
    Unsewn soft cover bound in Japanese style with a flap containing the inlay, dust jacket without flaps is glued at the spine
  • Lettertype
    Stanley (Optimo), Akkurat Mono (Lineto)
  • Technische Bijzonderheden
    Papieradvies: De Monsterkamer (Esther Krop), Amsterdam, cover and interior are printed in opaque white.