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Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen

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Description for Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen Hardcover. Illustrator(s): Jansen, Theo. Num Pages: 328 pages. BIC Classification: AFKB; AJC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 347 x 250 x 36. Weight in Grams: 2692.
For seven years, photographer and artist Lena Herzog followed the evolution of a new kinetic species. Intricate as insects but with bursts of equine energy, the “Strandbeests,” or “beach creatures,” are the creation of Dutch artist Theo Jansen, who has been working for nearly two decades to generate these new life-forms that move, and even survive, on their own. Set to roam the beaches of Holland, the Strandbeests pick up the wind in their gossamer wings and spring, as if by metamorphosis, into action. As if it were blood, not the breeze, running through their delicate forms, they quiver, ... Read more

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About Lawrence Weschler
Lawrence Weschler is Director Emeritus of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU. A former staff writer at The New Yorker, he is the author of over 15 books, including the Pulitzer-nominated Mr Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder and Everything That Rises: A Book of Convergences, winner of the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. He is ... Read more

Reviews for Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen
“They really do appear to be alive. Purposeful, resolute. They don’t fall into the uncanny valley that afflicts so many other robotic assaults on the absolutely lifelike… they almost seem to evince a soul.”
The New York Times Magazine
“Spectacular, mechanical, philosophical beauty all rolled up in the talents of a man who is both artist and artisan ... Read more

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