High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands

Architecture and National Identity
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Architecture and National Identity

(Dieter de Clercq) The Low Countries - 2001, № 9, pp. 263-264

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In recent years it has been almost impossible to keep up with the attempts made to describe the distinct character of Belgian – and in particular Flemish – contemporary architecture, and to identify and promote it as such. A review of three books: Kristiaan Borret, et. al., Homeward. Contemporary Architecture in Flanders. Antwerp: deSingel, 1998 / Hans Ibelings (ed.), The Artificial Landscape. Contemporary Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape Architecture in the Netherlands. Rotterdam: NAi Uitgevers, 2000 / Bart Lootsma, Superdutch. New Architecture in the Netherlands. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Architectural Press, 2000.

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