Strandbeest. The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen by Lena Herzog

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. This tribute showcases Jansen’s imaginative vision, a mesmerizing encounter with whole new ideas of existence.

Strandbeest. The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen. Photo by Lena Herzog

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.

Strandbeest. The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen

Hardcover with three fold-outs, 25 x 35 cm, 2.68 kg, 328 pages
€ 60
Multilingual Edition:
English, French, German

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