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About JAPSAM Books

Jap Sam Books is an independent international publishing house based in the south of the Netherlands. Our publishing house publishes titles that explore developments in architecture, art, philosophy, design, photography and theory as well as the fields that touch them, such as urbanism, landscape, sociology and history. Jap Sam Books has been established to reflect, connect and respond to developments in these fields, by bringing out a range of critical and reflective books for an international audience. We believe in a multidisciplinary approach and cross-border thinking.The books that we publish are not only educational and inspirational, but also very beautifully designed, and all produced in close collaboration with our contributors.

Eleonoor Jap Sam (1968) studied Design & Communications at INHOLLAND in Rotterdam, and Art & Architectuur History at the University of Leiden. From 1998 until 2002 she was the director of DOCOMOMO International, an international network in 45 countries for the documentation and preservation of the architecture and urbanism of the Modern Movement and the co-editor of the DOCOMOMO Journal. She was one of the co-founders of episode publishers vof [2002-2009], independent publishers of books on art, culture, architecture and science in Rotterdam. Between 2009-2011 she worked as an advisor for the Mondriaan Foundation in the Netherlands (member of advisory committee Projects Art, Design and Cultural Heritage/member of advisory committee Programming Art and Heritage'.

Contributors & Collaborations Agentur | argobooks | Art Data Atelier Rijksbouwmeester Sepp Bader | Diego Barajas/Husos | Ariënne Boelens | Studio Renate Boere | Hilde de Bruijn | CBK Rotterdam | Chinese European Art Center (CEAC) Code | Colophon (David Bennewith) | Anuli Croon | Bert Danckaert | Design Academy Eindhoven | Design Trust for Public Space | Diafragma Films en Tentoonstellingen | Dordrechts Museum | Galerie de Expeditie  | Wapke Feenstra | Fonds BKVB | Footprint | Gemeente Rotterdam |  Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei | Joost Grootens Frank Halmans | Maria Hees | Veronica Hekking | Montse Hernández i Sala | Reynoud Homan | Hyperbody/TU Delft | If I Can't Dance... | Irma Boom | Sandra Kassenaar | Hicham Khalidi | Ton Kraayeveld | Susan Kooi |Koninklijke Academie voor Schoone Kunsten Antwerpen | Heleen Krijgsman | Stichting Kunstboekkunst | Kijken naar Haarlem Oost | Ben Laloua/Didier Pascal Lehner Gunther | Frans van Lent | Long Island City Cultural Alliance | Harmine Louwé | David Maroto | Marrakech Biennale | Ministerie van VROM | My first Art Collection | My VillagesN2 Architekten | Christopher Nicholson | Netherlands China Arts Foundation | Node Berlin OsloHenk Oosterling | Omnivore | ONL [Oosterhuis_Lénárd] | Wim van Ophem | OpTrek mobielprojectbureau |  Laura d'Ors Peter Otto | Julienne Peeters-Huybrechts | Mark Pimlott Podium voor Architectuur Haarlemmermeer en Schiphol | Susanne Pietsch|Andreas Müller | RAM Publications & distribution | Rijksdienst voor Cultureel Erfgoed (RCE) | Hilary Sample/MOS Keiko Sato Antje Schiffers | Niels Schrader/Mind Design | Thomas Soete | Annemarie Sour | Southbank Centre | Jonas Staal | STAG/Stichting Analyse van Gebouwen | Stichting Behoud Moderne Kunst | Stroom Den Haag | The Book Lovers | TU Delft | Stefanos Tsivopoulos | Unfixed Projects Anoushka van Velzen | Vestia | Vice Versa Distribution | Virtueel Museum Zuidas | Stichting Werkspoor laboratorium van kunstenaars en onderzoekers voor gebieden in verandering | WORM | Xin Xia | Yale University