Jerzy Gawronski & Peter Kranendonk: STUFF
From July 22, 2018, the metro of the North-South line runs under the historic center of Amsterdam. Here the soil is full of relics from the past; those about the history of the city, its residents and passers-by. During construction, 700,000 very different objects were found, from 15th-century chain mail to fries forks. The most important sites were on Damrak and Rokin, where archaeologists came across the bed of the Amstel.
The image atlas, STUFF, shows no fewer than 15,000 finds. City archaeologist Jerzy Gawronski and his team made the selection and thematic layout. Together with Peter Kranendonk, Gawronski wrote the introduction. Harold Strak photographed the objects. Willem van Zoetendaal’s design is a visual waterfall.