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Full-page color photographs show the meticulous craftsmanship of Dutch potter Geert Lap
The ceramic work of the Durch ceramicist Geert Lap (1951-2017) belongs to a late modernist tradition that rejected decoration and historical references. In its intent and eloquence, his oeuvre bears comparison with the minimalism of artists such as Carl Andre, Donald Judd and Andr Volten. Lap's pursuit of formal perfection formed the heart of his artistic practice and his unsurpassed craft (objects that failed to live up to his stringent requirements were summarily smashed).This beautifully designed book, intended to become the new standard work on Lap's oeuvre, is the result of a unique photo project. Erik and Petra Hesmerg spent years traveling the world to document Lap's colorful, serene works in private and public collections. Additionally, a biographical essay provides insight into the life and work of this perfectionist who devoted his life to consummate ceramic form.