Of spiders and simulations : artmachines at Studio Tomás Saraceno. / Engelmann, Sasha.

In: Cultural Geographies, Vol. 26, No. 3, 01.07.2019, p. 305-322.

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Of spiders and simulations : artmachines at Studio Tomás Saraceno. / Engelmann, Sasha.

In: Cultural Geographies, Vol. 26, No. 3, 01.07.2019, p. 305-322.

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Engelmann, Sasha. / Of spiders and simulations : artmachines at Studio Tomás Saraceno. In: Cultural Geographies. 2019 ; Vol. 26, No. 3. pp. 305-322.

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