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Sixties Magazine TWEN/TABOE with Ed van der Elsken

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If you want to know what the Sixties looked like for the youth in the Netherlands, there are 3 magazines you must study. First there is the TIQ magazine. It is now one of the hardest to find magazines in the world, since few numbers were published and because of its controversial contents not to many survived.,….. and then there is TWEN/ TABOE. This is the “progressive” dutch youth showing their interests and sharing this with one of the most important Sixties magazines worldwide. Of course this is my personal idea about this magazine, but it is not without reason that i think this is important. One of the most prominent “house” photographers for TWEN/TABOE was Ed van der Elsken and he literally almost filled the pages of the magazines all by himself with his iconic photographs. Leafing through the special book which was published on the Magazine TWEN, which name had to be changed in TABOE after the german Springer publishing company forced by summary proceedings to do so. TWEN/ TABOE history is short. At the end of 1961 and the beginning of 1961 only 4 magazines were published , but they have proven to be a true historic and cultural document.

The integral publications of these 4 magazines is now available at www.ftn-books.com

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Parkett 1984-2017

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Parkett is 33 years of publishing beautiful groundbreaking and highly influential articles on art and artists has now finally a digital presence on the internet. This magazine was and still is the ultimate in publications on contemporary art. Each magazine had multiple articles on artists and contained at leat one , but in many casess more than one artists contributions.

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The site which you now can visist to know more on PARKETT and its 33 year history can be visited at  www.parkettart.com

and for those seeeking to complete theur Parkett collection know that www.ftn-books.com has several volumes in its inventory.