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Thim Janssen
Great book

Amazing

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Barnabe Adriaens
splendid insight in the diversity of the world

it is truly a beautiful book. excellent pictures fluent text. a marvel to travel the unknowns of this world

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Mayke Helder
Mayke Helder

I love your coffeetabe book which I bought as a festive[ precent for my own Hr dying day was to 20th off apri Ii is important. Or go to Italy or Franc e and find out.
From love , Mayke

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Elke Heyvaert
Breathtaking photo’s and stories

I am so happy with this beautiful book. It is lying on our coffee table and when I want to travel in my head I open the book and just like that , I am somewhere else, in a different world of beauty. And I must say: all our visitors ask about it and want to borrow it but this one is not leaving my side. On top of the beauty of the book, it is also a perfect reason for friends to come by a little more to read in this awesome piece of art. Thank you for creating this beauty ❤️

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Stephan De groot
Didn’t get my linen notebook

Didn’t get my linen notebook

Coffee table book - Human Playground 'Why we play'

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This coffee table book showcases a hugely diverse range of sports from places as far-flung as Mongolia and Ethiopia, from jockeys in Dubai to kite fighters in Rio de Janeiro. This extraordinary book of photographs is dedicated to a subject that is being presented in an entirely new way.

Why do we play games? That is the question Belgian photographer Hannelore Vandenbussche decided to explore, traveling to numerous countries to roam the world of sports, passion, athletic competition, transition, and emancipation. The athletes she portrays keep old traditions alive or carve out new territory, perform rituals, and celebrate with boisterous parties centered around their games.

Meet Buzkashi players astride their horses in Central Asia, Donga stick fighters in Ethiopia, Tarahumara runners in Mexico, big wave surfers in Nazaré,and many other athletes in these unusual sports. These unique photographs capture athletes from both indigenous cultures in remote parts of the globe and from familiar, Western cultures. They poignantly convey how old traditions are kept alive and new ones are carved out, how rites of passage, ritual, and celebration are all part of the culture of play.

    • Size: L 327 mm x W 257 mm
    • Weight: 2300 gr
    • Language: English
    • Publisher: teNeues
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