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Theo Jansen: The Great Pretender
NAI010 PUBLISHERS

Hbk, 8.25 x 11 in. / 240 pgs / 200 color. | 4/30/2013 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9789064506307 | $59.95



Theo Jansen: The Great PretenderTheo Jansen: The Great Pretender

Published by nai010 publishers.

In The Great Pretender, kinetic artist Theo Jansen shows that the concept of ‘I’ is merely a tool in our evolution. We need this tool to be selfish. There can be no selfishness without the I-fantasy. Since 1990, Theo Jansen has been engaged in creating new forms of life: beach animals made from yellow plastic tubing. Skeletons made from these tubes are able to walk, deriving their nutrition from the wind. They evolved over many generations, becoming increasingly adept at surviving storms and water from the sea. Theo Jansen’s ultimate wish is to release herds of these animals on the shore. In reenacting Genesis, so to speak, he hopes to become wiser in his dealings with the existing nature by encountering problems the ‘creator’ had to face. The Great Pretender is a account of Jansen’s experiences as God.

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NAI010 PUBLISHERS

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 8.25 x 11 in. / 240 pgs / 200 color.

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PUB DATE 4/30/2013
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CATALOG: SPRING 2013 p. 173   

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ISBN 9789064506307 FLAT40
LIST PRICE: $59.95 CDN $59.95

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