Amsterdam in stukken / Amsterdam in Documents 2010–1275

The front of the book shows an overview of images which link to their description in the publication itself.
The inside of the cover shows the variety of tools that are used throughout the book to inspect the documents.
Instead of a contents section, the book uses a graphic representation of an archive sorted on chronology. Multiple of such visualizations are provided to browse through the book in various ways.
Close-up of the events archive visualization.
Close-up of an object description about the first digital archives of the Amsterdam City Archives.
Close-up of an example page about the Flickr archive of the Amsterdam City Archives.
An example page about the “Sikh Temple” image archive of the Amsterdam City Archives.
An example page about the “Gay Pride” image archive of the Amsterdam City Archives. A zoom tool was used on the image, showing the pixels of the digital image.
An example page about the “Coen Tunnel” image archive of the Amsterdam City Archives.
Close-up of an example page about the “Coen Tunnel” image archive, using a zoom to give a sense of the size of such a specific archive.
An example page about the “Trams” image archive of the Amsterdam City Archives.
Close-up of an example page showing three-dimensional objects of the riots in Amsterdam during queen Beatrix' inauguration on April 30, 1980.
An example page about the first programme booklets by the Amsterdam Concert Hall in 1903.
An example page about the militia records from 1903. The City Archives calls on the people themselves to help making these records available by scanning them and putting them online.
In cases where the year itself is reviewed, the page uses a red colour to distinct between the regular archive visualizations.
Close-up of an example page about the city-wide fair of Amsterdam in 1736. Image zooms are provided to show some of the incredible detail in these drawings.
An example page about the “Wonderful Stage” in 1706, where collections of curiosities would be exhibited and classified.
An example page about a privilege granted to Jan Thesingh by Tsar Peter the Great in 1700. The charter granted the monopoly on printing and importing books, maps and prints to Russia.
A close-up of an example page showing the death sentence of Hendrina Wouters in 1746. Handwritten documents are provided with transcripts to help make sense of the document.
After the documents section a register of names is provided as yet another way to browse for specific themes, historic figures or otherwise.
Info
Title: Amsterdam in stukken / Amsterdam in Documents 2010–1275
Type: Print; Paperback
Type.dimensions: 220 × 150 × 32 mm
Type.pages: 400 pages
Type.printing: Full-colour process (CMYK); Double-sided
Designer.name: G. (Gerlinde) Schuller; R. (Ralph) Noordhoek, S. (Sander) Sturing, and F. N. (Fernando) van der Vlist

Designer.affiliation: The World as Flatland
Author.name: M. (Mariëlle) Hageman; G. (Gerlinde) Schuller
Editor.name: G. (Gunther) de Wit; M. (Mariëlle) Hageman; G. (Gerlinde) Schuller; L. (Ludger) Smit; S. (Stefanie) van Odenhoven; G. (Gaby) Schuster
Editor.affiliation: Amsterdam City Archives; The World as Flatland
Translator.name: G. (Gregory) Watson
Description: The starting point of this systematic book are the numerous archiving processes used in the Amsterdam City Archives, one of the largest city archives in the world. From the extensive collection of millions of documents, 200 pieces have been filtered for this book, showing in different ways how the archive has systematically documented the city of Amsterdam over the years.
Using the structure of a timeline, the book goes back into time, from the digital acquisitions in 2010 to the first record of the city in 1275. Tag clouds, zooms, search engines, theme links, data visualizations and metadata can help while navigating through the book and allow the reader to jump through time in a non-linear way.
Description.source: The World as Flatland
Printer: DeckersSnoeck
Printer.place: Antwerp, Belgium
Publisher: De Bezige Bij; Lido Books
Publisher.place: Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Antwerp, Belgium
Date.accepted: Sept. 2011
Date.published: 26 Oct. 2011
Language: Dutch (The Netherlands); English (United Kingdom)
Identifier.ISBN: 978-9055448371
Availability: Amazon.com
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