"An unseen ode to these anonymous, often unintentional sculptures on a pedestal of wet grass in a field of incense."

- Stephan Vanfleteren
For this unique book, photographer Servaas Van Belle scouted every corner of Belgium to find just the right kind of shed, always photographing them in the same perfect lighting conditions.
And for Van Belle ‘perfect’ means in a haze of fog.
Livestock shelters in meadows and fields are so common in the Belgian landscape and culture that nobody ever pays them any attention. Nonetheless, the countryside offers quite a range of architectural gems. These sheds and barns are the product of man and nature, quietly radiating a poignant if decaying beauty. They come in many shapes and sizes, are constructed from motley materials (often recycled) and exhibit a varied colour palette. Clearly showing the ravages of time, they tell wordless stories that Servaas Van Belle can capture like no other.
With an introduction by Stephan Vanfleteren.
Order you book here : https://hannibalbooks.be/en/stal

STAL - Vernacular Animal Sheds • SERVAAS VAN BELLE 
published by HANNIBAL BOOKS – www.hannibalbooks.be
price: € 55
24 cm x 32 cm - 192 pages
Linen hardcover with tip-in
Bilingual edition Dutch-English
ISBN 978 94 6436 637 2
signed limited edition with photoprint
30 numbered copies with certificate

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