The Oopsatoreum: Inventions of Henry A Mintox

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What does it mean to be truly original?

Should creativity be measured only by success?

Or is it really the thought that counts ?

No matter how impractical?

Behind every enduring innovation lies a vast cemetery of achievement: the world of failed inventions.

Award-winning author and illustrator Shaun Tan explores this forgotten world in The Oopsatoreum, a fictional tale of a strikingly original but spectacularly unsuccessful inventor. Woven around strange and largely obscure artefacts from the Powerhouse Museum, the whimsical stories in this book are for anyone who has ever made a mistake.

Illustrated with original drawings by Shaun Tan and stunning photographs of objects from the Powerhouse Museum collection.

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Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 21 x 18 x 1.2 cm
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Author

Shaun Tan with the Powerhouse Museum

ISBN

978-1-86317-144-1

Date Of Publication

September 2012

Distributor

NewSouth Books

Publisher

Powerhouse Publishing

Book Format

hardback

Number Of Pages

72

Illustrations

illustrated throughout in colour and black and white

Dimensions

210 x 180 mm