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The Pleasure of being almost present

Patrick van Vliet

ISBN 978-90-829932-3-3


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Like no other country, the Dutch are masters of zoning. We cultivate and organise the landscape. Likewise, the Dutch landscape changes it's inhabitants. They have to deal with the kind of landscape they created. It's the constructed landscape versus the free Dutch mindset that make a truly interesting playground. Are we still in charge of our own urbanization acts or does our drive for efficiency blind our view of a more liveable place? It's questions like these that make the social engineering perspective an important theme in the work of Patrick van Vliet. The publication 'The pleasure of being almost present’ shows a cross-section of the work of the artist.


Type: Softcover
Dimensions: 25 x 35 cm
Pages: 16

Concept and design: Patrick van Vliet
Program coordination: Rianne Zijderveld
Graphic consultant: Ruben Verkuylen

Printer: Jubels
Edition: 250

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