Competition: five copies of Thailand: same same, but different! by Thomas Kalak to be won



Dezeen and photographer Thomas Kalak are offering readers the chance to win one of five copies of Kalak's photo book, "Thailand: same same, but different!"kalak-book-08.jpg

The 160 page book is a photographic documentary "about curious, funny and puzzling objects in the streets of Thailand."


This competition has now closed.


Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter.


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Here's some info about the book from publisher Rupa Publishing München:


Thailand - Same same, but different!

Bamboo scaffolding, knotted aerial lines, hand painted signs or converted plastic bags: The objects photographed in Thailand by Thomas Kalak are sometimes unusual, both funny and peculiar, and often mind-boggling. Far from the world of clichés, Kalak finds motifs that complement and enhance the famous image of the country and simultaneously document the unshakable cheer of the Thai people as true masters of improvisation.



Individually portrayed and objectively documentary-photographed, the strange yet commonplace - at least in Thailand - objects and arrangements remind us of the famous “ready-mades” from the beginning of the 20th century. This book is a “must have” for all Thailand enthusiasts, because everyone has seen the collection of items at some time or other, but often not really consciously.


Publisher: Rupa Publishing München
Author: Thomas Kalak
Format: 15.3 cm x 21 cm
160 Pages
ISBN: 978-3-940393-04-3



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Posted on Sunday August 17th 2008 at 9:43 am by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • Hedi

    Wonder how the winners are picked..

  • Janny Thipphongpraphas

    quite observant.

  • i want a copy… please? :D

    i’m going to Thailand soon, i hope :)

  • ana ventura

    Thailand is great, i would love a book


    This is my Thailand trip. Thailand is a very interesting country.

  • Ameyalli

    i love thailand i went there 3 years ago

    i will love to have one copy of the book!!