The Europeans: Our Ancestral Home (Signed)

The Europeans: Our Ancestral Home (Signed)

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The Europeans, 2022. Edition of 1,000 copies.
Softcover, 112 pp., color illustrated, 170 x 213 mm. Photographs by Rob Hornstra. Text by Arnold Van Bruggen (English / French). Design by Kummer & Herrman.

‘Our Ancestral Home’ is the story of a stunningly beautiful region of Europe where the locals cherish their traditions, speak a mysterious language and pass down the picturesque houses and farms from generation to generation. That’s how it has always been. But tourists and wealthy urbanites have now discovered the region, and the original inhabitants are succumbing to the lure of the exorbitant amounts that outsiders are willing to pay for a rural retreat. “We have sold our country,” activists lament. But who can resist the laws of capitalism?

“I’d rather have a free country, and spend 40 years in prison, than continue as we are.” — Hodei

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