Ben Rebel: In memoriam Manfred Bock (1943-2017) Lenneke Berkhout: Jan van der Groen, hovenier van de prins van Oranje. Nieuwe archiefgegevens over zijn leven Jeroen van den Biggelaar: 'Een ploertendoder in een dierbaar en schoon gelaat. Piet Zanstra's nieuwe raadzaal voor Den Haag Publicaties: Evert van Straaten en Anton Anthonissen, De Stijl, 100 jaar inspiratie. De Nieuwe Beelding en de internationale kunst, 1917-2017 (recensie Herman van Bergeijk), Stephanie Van de Voorde, Inge Bertels en Ine Wouters, Post-War Building Materials in Housing in Brussels 1945-1975 (recensie Ronald Stenvert), Freek Schmidt,
Passion and Control. Dutch Architectural Culture of the Eighteenth Century (recensie Kristoffer Neville)
Jan van der Groen, noted for his 1669 gardener’s handbook Den Nederlandtsen Hovenier, was a Hague florist and gardener to the Prince of Orange. His father Warnart was a broom maker with a sideline growing flowers, bulbs and unusual plants, which he also supplied to the stadholder’s gardens. Jan grew up in The Hague and married into a family of stadholder gardeners. In the clientelistic culture of the seventeenth century he, like the other gardeners to the prince, owed his appointment as head gardener of the gardens ‘op de Cingel’ in 1662...
In the 1960s and ’70s, the modernist architect Piet Zanstra was at the helm of one of the biggest and most productive architectural firms in the Netherlands. Although he and his firm were responsible for thousands of dwellings and apartments in new residential developments, the Maupoleum (1971) is his best-known design. This office colossus, located on the outskirts of Amsterdam’s city centre, was regularly dubbed the ugliest building in the city and even in the Netherlands. Inevitably, its reception coloured the portrayal of Zanstra in...
Review of a book authored by Evert van Straaten and Anton Anthonissen.
Review of a book authored by Stephanie Van de Voorde, Inge Bertels and Ine Wouters.
Review of a book authored by Freek Schmidt.