Decoding Dictatorial Statues



This book’s choice of colours instigated considerable dispute among the jury members. One of us initially did not choose it because of its colour. Another jury member chose it precisely because of it. Some of us were disappointed with the insufficient ‘blackness’ of the ink. Others appreciated its grey tones. Decoding Dictatorial Statues is exactly what its title suggests, an image-based research of the visual language of famous dictators monuments. The political beliefs of the majority of them made one of us comment: ‘At least it’s not red’. When it comes to the black ink possibly being insufficient, we tended to agree on reasons for it: greyness does not only adequately represent most statues being made of concrete, but also, symbolises life lived under dictatorship.



  • Auteur
    Editor in chief : Bernke Klein Zandvoort Authors: Erika Doss, Leonor Faber-Jonker, Florian Göttke, Jintaeg Jang, Jo-Lene Ong, Martijn Wallage, Karwan Fatah-Black, Fabienne Rachmadiev, J.R. Jenkins, Tycho van der Hoog.
  • Oplage
    1300
  • Omvang
    284
  • Prijs
    € 24
  • ISBN
    978-94-91677-98-4
  • Verschijningsdatum
    30 March 2019
  • Uitgever / Opdrachtgever
    Onomatopee Projects (Eindhoven)
  • Ontwerper(s)
    Ted Hyunhak Yoon (Maastricht)
  • Drukkerij
    Printon (Tallin, Estonia)
  • Boekbinderij
    Printon (Tallin, Estonia)
  • Materiaal
    Paper interior: Munken Lynx 1.3, 90 grams
    Cover material: Munken Lynx 1.3, 200 grams
    Dust jacket material: Serixo, 70 grams
  • Bindwijze
    Sewn and glued, softcover with dust jacket
  • Lettertype
    Adobe Caslon Pro gc16 Mono (Bold Decisions), Rosart (Camelot), F Grotesk (Radim Pesko), Suisse Int'l Mono (Swiss Typefaces)
  • Technische Bijzonderheden
    Cover duotone, rest black/white, 210 black/white images.
  • Decoding Dictatorial Statues

    This book’s choice of colours instigated considerable dispute among the jury members. One of us initially did not choose it because of its colour. Another jury member chose it precisely because of it. Some of us were disappointed with the insufficient ‘blackness’ of the ink. Others appreciated its grey tones. Decoding Dictatorial Statues is exactly what its title suggests, an image-based research of the visual language of famous dictators monuments. The political beliefs of the majority of them made one of us comment: ‘At least it’s not red’. When it comes to the black ink possibly being insufficient, we tended to agree on reasons for it: greyness does not only adequately represent most statues being made of concrete, but also, symbolises life lived under dictatorship.

  • Auteur
    Editor in chief : Bernke Klein Zandvoort Authors: Erika Doss, Leonor Faber-Jonker, Florian Göttke, Jintaeg Jang, Jo-Lene Ong, Martijn Wallage, Karwan Fatah-Black, Fabienne Rachmadiev, J.R. Jenkins, Tycho van der Hoog.
  • Oplage
    1300
  • Omvang
    284
  • Prijs
    € 24
  • ISBN
    978-94-91677-98-4
  • Verschijningsdatum
    30 March 2019
  • Uitgever / Opdrachtgever
    Onomatopee Projects (Eindhoven)
  • Ontwerper(s)
    Ted Hyunhak Yoon (Maastricht)
  • Drukkerij
    Printon (Tallin, Estonia)
  • Boekbinderij
    Printon (Tallin, Estonia)
  • Materiaal
    Paper interior: Munken Lynx 1.3, 90 grams
    Cover material: Munken Lynx 1.3, 200 grams
    Dust jacket material: Serixo, 70 grams
  • Bindwijze
    Sewn and glued, softcover with dust jacket
  • Lettertype
    Adobe Caslon Pro gc16 Mono (Bold Decisions), Rosart (Camelot), F Grotesk (Radim Pesko), Suisse Int'l Mono (Swiss Typefaces)
  • Technische Bijzonderheden
    Cover duotone, rest black/white, 210 black/white images.