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Have had quick browse through the LOMHOLT BOOKWERKE – pretty amazing stuff, a major job to pull this together and done so well. Provides a good slice of what was happening in Niels sweep of the horizon during that space of time, although does not investigate the foundation or more recent electronic shifts.
He certainly balances his coverage, representing artists he was connected to in a highly reasonable way - think it should meet their critical demands…..AND I like the way he has balanced this so, not only is it useful as a research tool, but a casual browser can as easily enjoy it…….it could easily have been an unrelenting and tiresome catalogue, but instead has balance and flow. Think it was an excellent idea to highlight his chief correspondents in the A-Z section so that the reader/viewer gets a full visual four-course meal from a selection of artists; also like how that further allows cross-overs in imagery between the artists, e.g.: Lomholt formats from former group projects provide internal page grids within the pages for numerous artists; Pat L gets to romp and rant from her own extensive pages into the pages of so many of her/his correspondents – in this regard, I do not remember anyone else giving us such a rich feast as Niels has done with this publication.
Terry Reid, Australia
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