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336 pages - 26 x 28 cm


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Transitions in Spain is a journey through the changing built


environment in Spain. An environment that has been changing


for many years due to the migration of people to the big cities


Howeverything is left behind, the old and modern ruïns which


remainuntouched and only to be removed when something new


has to arise on that location.


Never-finished concrete skeletons that, often neatly cleaned,


stand in all their nakedness in the waiting room of oblivion.


And the gaps in the streets of villages and towns, with bright


orange PU foam insulated facades that are waiting fora new


purpose, but also the new developments in industry, in the


cities and tourist areas where the money is earned and where


major projects are being developed. A country that is changing


rapidly, but with an interior where the old Spain still reigns, with


landscapes of an admirable raw vastness and where the villages


still seem to have been placed in the land in an organic way..



This book is also a tribute to his father Bert Schierbeek, the


writer and poet, who has traveled extensively through Spain


since 1950 and wrote about that country. In 1952 a travel book


and later in prose and poetry.


On these trips he also collaborated several times with well-known


photographers and wrote texts for photo books about Spain


A selection of all these texts have been incorporated into this


book and takes us back in time.


As Bert Schierbeek once stated; Life doesn’t consists of one


story but of 77 stories at the same time.











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