Architect Piet Blom

Piet Blom book

PIET BLOM ( 1934 – 1999 )

This english book about the life and all his works of the famous architect Piet Blom is a full color edition comprehending 232 pages ( 24×30 cm) and can be ordered at www.piet-blom.nl. It costs € 49,50, VAT incl.
Contributors: Francis Strauven, Hans van der Eijk en Maarten Kloos.
Text: Jaap Hengeveld -Photography: Dirk Verwoerd – Redaction: Abel Blom- Design: Hanneke de Groot

PIET BLOM’S ROTTERDAM – NEW LIFE AT THE OLD HARBOUR – ROTTERDAM – THE NETHERLANDS

“Piet Blom’s Rotterdam” is a bilingual edition (Dutch and English) and contains summaries in German, Spanish and Japanese. The book provides a comprehensive overview of design and construction of the cube dwellings on the Overblaak and the Spanish Quay (Spaanse Kade). With essays of Jan Willem Vader (urban development manager of the Old Harbour), Ruud Brouwers (NAi, deputy director-general at the time), and Ed de Graaf (owner KijkKubus). Also, a description of the study period of Piet Blom containing his studies: ‘The cities will be inhabited like villages’ (De steden zullen dorpsgewijs bewoond worden) and ‘High level spatial planning’ (Wonen als algemeen stedelijk dak). The book contains several great photos, sketches and drawings that have not been published before. Paperback, 160 pages, full color, 17 x 25 cm.

You can order the book at www.piet-blom.nl