PUBLISHER
nai010 publishers

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 8.25 x 11 in. / 264 pgs / 250 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Out of stock indefinitely

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2017 p. 147   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9789462083448 TRADE
List Price: $60.00 CDN $79.00

AVAILABILITY
Not available

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Theo Jansen: The Great Pretender


Delft-based artist Theo Jansen (born 1948) became world-famous with his ingenious and impressive “beach beasts”—mechanical creatures that he places on beaches to roam freely by themselves, propelled by the wind.

The artist has been working on these new forms of life since 1990. “Beach beasts” are made from PVC electrical conduits, and get their energy from wind (and therefore, unlike sentient animals, do not have to eat). The evolution of these extraordinary creatures extends over many generations. Eventually, Jansen hopes to establish herds of these animals on the beaches. Repeating creation in this way, he hopes to learn more about existing nature: after all, he is tackling the same problems as the creator. This book—an expanded edition of Jansen’s popular 2013 monograph—recounts his experiences as God.


Theo Jansen: The Great Pretender

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