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PhotoGrooks. Snapshots from Denmark. In homage to Piet Hein

By Smarandache, Florentin

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Book Id: WPLBN0100303177
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File Size: 9.21 MB.
Reproduction Date: 12/1/2018

Title: PhotoGrooks. Snapshots from Denmark. In homage to Piet Hein  
Author: Smarandache, Florentin
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Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
Collections: Adventure, Authors Community
Historic
Publication Date:
2018
Publisher: Mingir

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Smarandache, F. (2018). PhotoGrooks. Snapshots from Denmark. In homage to Piet Hein. Retrieved from http://readafrica.org/


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This photoalbum follows the instant photovideojournal VENI, VIDI, VIKING (in Romanian, 2018), and consists in a set of photographies taken in Copenhagen, Slagelse and surroundings during Smarandache’s short visit in Denmark in May 2018 – with scientific purposes. The photographies hold as “title” almost exclusively a line, a few words, or a title extracted from Piet Hein’s grooks, and they should be consequently connectedly “read”&”regarded”. The grooks created by Piet Hein are spirit building mental improvisations, small aphoristic verses, revealing in a minimum of words basic truths about the human condition.

Excerpt
Piet Hein (1905-1996) was a Danish polymath (mathematician, inventor, designer, game inventor, poet). Hex, Tangloids, Morra, Tower, Polytaire, TacTix, Pyramystery, Soma cube are creative games developed by Hein. He created a new form of poetry, 'Grook' ("gruk" in Danish, short for 'GRin & sUK' - "laugh & sigh", in Danish), characterized by irony, paradox, brevity. He wrote over 10,000 of grooks, most in Danish or English, published in more than 60 books. Grooks are tangential with paradoxism. Piet Hein advocated the use of the super ellipse curve in city planning (later in furniture design and other realms), which became the hallmark of modern Scandinavian architecture. Hein defined art as a way of thinking about all subjects. He asserted that the great cultural divide is not between the haves and the have-nots, but between the knows and the know-nots.

 

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