Good intentions and modern housing

Hans Eijkelboom is fascinated by the conflict between the idealistic concepts of modernism and the not always so cheerful reality of his own living environment: the Bijlmermeer. But above all, Eijkelboom sees the very same Bijlmer as 'the most international spot in Amsterdam'. GOOD INTENTIONS AND MODERN HOUSING / PHOTO NOTES ON AN AMSTERDAM SUBURB is the result of a voyage of discovery with the camera as ally.
'The struggle between good intentions and recalcitrant reality shown here by Eijkelboom is characteristic of the whole of the Netherlands, perhaps even for the entire Western world', notes art critic Hans den Hartog Jager in his introductory essay. 'This is not the Bijlmer, this is all of us.'