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    Reinier Gerritsen: The Last Book (Hardback) By (photographer) Reinier Gerritsen, By (author) Rene Put, By (author) Boris Kachka

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    DescriptionAuthor and technologist Nicholas Negroponte has declared that printed books are in danger of disappearing; according to his predictions, the last printed book will appear sometime in the spring of 2016. This copy might well make its appearance tucked away in a backpack and taken aboard a subway to read. This is the premise of "The Last Book," the latest body of work by Amsterdam-based photographer Reinier Gerritsen. Gerritsen has taken up the current plethora of books and their readers on New York City's subways as the proverbial canary-in-the-coal-mine, an indicator of the still robust nature of public readership, in the face of its ostensible decline. The work began for Gerritsen as a series of modest observations, and has turned into a series of unexpected, documentary portraits, set against a visual landscape of bestsellers, classics, romance novels, detective thrillers, Bibles, biographies and other printed books. Gerritsen depicts groups of individuals engrossed in the worlds they hold in their hands. From the subtle interactions of passengers and facial expressions to the sociological clues of book titles, a complexly layered narrative is informed by the choices of readers and the melange of New York City's subway riders as they are transported both literally and figuratively, by the books in their hands. "The Last Book" also includes an illustrated index and bibliography charting the titles and authors that populate our minds during our daily commutes.

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    Reinier Gerritsen
    The Last Book
    Authors and contributors
    By (photographer) Reinier Gerritsen, By (author) Rene Put, By (author) Boris Kachka
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 169 mm
    Height: 237 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 780 g
    ISBN 13: 9781597112703
    ISBN 10: 1597112704

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PHO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.4
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: AJB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15870
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T General Subject: 625
    Ingram Subject Code: AP
    Libri: I-AP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: E6
    BISAC V2.8: PHO014000
    B&T Approval Code: A28160000
    LC classification: TR
    BISAC V2.8: PHO004000
    Abridged Dewey: 770
    B&T Approval Code: A06306400
    DC22: 779.092
    B&T Approval Code: A35286000
    BISAC V2.8: PHO011030
    DC23: 779.092
    Thema V1.0: AJC, AJCD
    Illustrations note
    45 colour illustrations
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    06 October 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York