Stichting Visual Legacy

A Resistible Force, When Man Meets the Sea

by Pauline van Lynden

Winner of the Zeeland Book Prize 2008



Pauline van Lynden breaks with a tradition of cold mathematical hardware descriptions. In this artistic book about coastal defence there is room for emotion. Her activities did not remain unnoticed: they motivated the province of Zeeland to put the groynes on their list of endangered cultural heritage.

Maasnieuws, January 2008


Foam-clad ridges, proud watchmen, a Dutch Stonehenge in the evening sun. Weathered wood covered with algae, barnacles, trapped pieces of netting. Pauline van Lynden shares with us her fascination for coastal works transformed by nature into works of art.

Volkskrant, Cicero, 9 May 2008




ISBN 978-90-811850-4-2

Size: 192 x 256 mm

288 pages, hardcover. c. 200 pages illustrations

Dutch edition: Donkere Palissaden, ISBN 978-90-811850-1-1


Support for this book was generously provided by:


M.A.O.C. Gravin van Bylandt Stichting

Drs W.Cordia

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding



Dura Vermeer Groep NV

Stichting Elise Mathilde Fonds

Evides Waterbedrijf

Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors bv



Roompot Vakanties

Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu

Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Zeeland

Provincie Zeeland


Anthony Veder

Gemeente Veere

Van de Velde Publicatiefonds

Verbrugge Terminals B.V.


Koninklijke Vopak N.V.

Water Research Centre Delft, Technische Universiteit Delft

De Zeeuwse Verzekeringen


© Text and images Pauline van Lynden



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