PIERRE BAYLE PRIZE 2005 IN DESIGN CRITICISM AWARDED TO MAX BRUINSMA

20 December 2005
Rotterdam (Netherlands) - One of the recipients of this year's Pierre Bayle Prize for Design Criticism is Friend of Icograda, Max Bruinsma.
Rotterdam (Netherlands) - One of the recipients of this year's Pierre Bayle Prize for Design Criticism is Friend of Icograda, Max Bruinsma.

The jury for this prize, consisting of Maarten Asscher, Ole Bouman (chair), Lodewijk Brunt, Paul Kuypers and Renny Ramakers commend Bruinsma for his "breadth of subject matter," and go on to state that "he shows erudition and a clear vision on developments in design. But what makes Bruinsma's design critical work so unique is a double craft: he places design quality in a critical perspective, and cultivates critique as a personal way of designing."

Three recipients are selected bi-annually for the Pierre Bayle Awards based on their consistent and prolonged contributions of written critiques to a body of knowledge in an art discipline thereby leading to their recognition as authorities in their field.

The award will be presented on December 21st, in the Rotterdam Town Hall. On 22 February 2006, the Rotterdam Arts Council and the Pierre Bayle Foundation will organize a debate about arts criticism in the Netherlands and Flanders.



For further information please contact:

Max Bruinsma's website
www.maxbruinsma.nl/index1.html