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The Low Countries yearbook highlights arts and society

In seventh edition

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RAAMSDONKVEER, the Netherlands - The 1999 edition of The Low Countries yearbook again provides English-speaking readers with thumbnail sketches and in-depth articles on arts and society in Flanders and the Netherlands, in particular where it ties in with this year's cultural events and milestones.

Published by the Flemish-Netherlands foundation Ons Erfdeel, The Low Countries 1999-2000 is the seventh in an ongoing series on the living, contemporary culture and heritage of the Netherlands and Dutch-speaking Belgium.

This year's edition of The Low Countries reflects on the landscape in both regions, physically as well as in art, with articles on landscape painting, nature development and landscape in poetry and prose. Other articles deal with such varied subjects as the Fest of Saint Nicholas, Hugo Grotius, Dutch animation film, the poetry of Guido Gezelle, and 400 Years of Relations between the Nether-lands and Japan. Some other cultural names which have merited main articles in the 1999-2000 yearbook are Rembrandt, Armando, Dick Bruna, Vincent van Gogh, Shakespeare, Frans Masereel, Hadewijch, Slauerhoff and D'haen.

Shorter articles touch on such subjects as architecture, cultural policy, film and theatre, history, language, literature, music, science, society and visual arts.

The Low Countries, Arts and Society in Flanders and the Netherlands 1999-2000 is published by the Flemish-Netherlands Foundation ‘Stichting Ons Erfdeel’. Price is $70 (Can$97) and may be ordered from the Society at Rijvoortshoef 265, 4941VJ Raamsdonkveer, the Netherlands.