An extensive and timely survey of innovative contemporary design in the Netherlands: always verging on the experimental and universally recognized as a melting pot of cutting-edge twenty-first-century creativity. This overview features work by Rem Koolhaas, MVRDV, Ben van Berkel & Caroline Bos, Marcel Wanders, Petra Blaisse, and Jop van Bennekom, among others. One thousand images offer a visual sourcebook of Dutch design in all forms, including architecture, urban planning, industrial design, and graphic design.
Aaron Betsky is director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI) in Rotterdam. From 1995 to 2001 he was Curator of Architecture, Design, and Digital Projects at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where he curated, among other exhibitions, "Do Normal: Recent Dutch Design" in 1998.
Adam Eeuwens is a Dutch writer living in Southern California. He is a partner in the design strategy firm, The Culture Industry, and co-curated "Do Normal" with Betsky.