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For Clever Scholars, Astronomers and Doctors

By (author) Panamarenko
By (author) Jon Thompson


  • Book completely designed and edited by the artist himself
Full Description

During a career spanning more than 50 years, the Belgian visionary Panamarenko – engineer, poet, artist, physicist, inventor – conducted meticulous studies of the natural world and various scientific principles. He analyzed the secrets of the universe, gravity, and other energetic mysteries, and formulated both logical and well-considered solutions. His work was poetic, the result of a seamless coalescence of artistic skill and scientific research; the outcome of which could take the form of a flying saucer, backpack helicopter, flying carpet, zeppelin, solar powered car, submarine, or prehistoric mechanical bird. Each of his spectacular constructions possessed not only a peculiar beauty and naive playfulness, but also a degree of conspicuous consideration. In 2001, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Ghent held a retrospective of Panamarenko’s work, for which the artist designed and wrote this oversized catalog – a work of art in its own right.

About the Author
Henri Van Herwegen (5 February 1940-14 December 2019), known by the pseudonym of Panamarenko, was a prominent Belgian artist. He is famous for his work with aeroplanes as theme; none of which are able nor constructed to actually leave the ground. Jon Thompson was emeritus professor of Fine Art at Middlesex University in England and the author of How to Read a Modern Painting, among other titles.
1st Jul 2020
USA & Canada
11.75 in x 13.5 in
112 Pages
100 color
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