Boerenverstand

Book of planks


Boerenverstand book cover

The book is published as part of  Boerenverstand. It reflects on the meaning and value of local identity, discusses the research method of Christiaansen and Montens, and gives an insight in the design process of the project. An introduction shows the complete inventory the wooden planks used for the construction of the field gates and the stories they contain. The core of the book is a photographic essay by Nicole Segers and Irene van der Linde as well as interviews with Jan Kolen and Han Lörzing written by Marieke Berkers. Eva van der Schans and Rene Tichelaar designed the book.

Download a preview of the book (interview with Jan Kolen).

Boerenverstand book, inventory of planks

Boerenverstand book, field gates composed from planks

Title: Boerenverstand
Date: June 2010
Specifications: 200×260 mm, 74 pages, FC+K offset
Language: Dutch
ISBN: 978-90-81490-21-4
Graphic Design: Eva van der Schans and Rene Tichelaar
Published by: CBK Utrecht (Wout Hoogendijk) and Landschap Erfgoed Utrecht
Price: € 14,00 (plus shipping € 1,76 )

 

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A field gate in situ

Wooden field gates are landmarks in the flat Dutch landscape. The Vechtstreek (the area along the Vecht river, between Utrecht and Amsterdam) used to host many field gates. They were hand made… Read More…


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Wood stories poster


During the design process, Christiaansen and Montens did a lot of fieldwork, in search for the stories that would reveal the local identity of the area. The wooden planks proved to be real catalysts of individual stories. Read More…


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Jurgen Bey and Rianne Makkink on Boerenverstand (in Dutch)


Boerenverstand, Pieces of wood on farm courtyard

Jurgen Bey en Rianne Makkink: ‘Op de recente tentoonstelling Borders, over de verstrengeling van de natuur met kunst & cultuur, in Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, stond een groot hek; een weidehek zoals je dat qua vorm kent uit je geheugen, een hek zoals je het tekent. Het bleek te zijn samengesteld uit oude planken, van afgebroken schuren en ander resthout van boeren uit de Vechtstreek, en vervolgens te zijn overgoten met een zwarte, rubberachtige coating.’ Read More…