For 40 years, Dutch photographer Theo Baart (born 1957) has captured the development of the area surrounding the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The images in Werklust delineate the transition from an agricultural landscape to a metropolitan neighborhood, replete with housing developments, highways and shopping centers.
In 2004, Theo Baart moved into a brand new house in a new development. In this volume, he attempts to understand what makes a new-build development quintessentially Dutch. Is new-build comparable to fast food? Must everything look and taste the same? What happens if you deviate from the recipe?