Dudok by Iwan Baan
Iwan Baan, Lara Voerman
Nai010 Publishers, 2020
Celebrated photographer Iwan Baan (1975) reflects on the work of renowned architect Willem Marinus Dudok (1884–1974). Dudok’s design principles embodied a sensitivity to his surroundings: empathy for nature, deep knowledge of the surrounding context and an intuitive awareness of space. A century on his architecture remains both relevant and captivating.
With the photographs in this book, Baan breaks with a tradition. Rather than static architecture photographs, he includes images that reveal the whole story: the story of Dudok as a designer of landscapes in which people can live, work, mourn, and learn. The impressive aerial and street photography in this book show how this versatile architect and urban designer expanded cities throughout the Netherlands on the basis of their individual DNA and placed buildings in their environments in a way that felt entirely natural. The texts are written by architecture historian Lara Voerman.