Tuesday, 3 May 2011

A little book.

Purely out of turning an idea into a physical object to evaluate, I made a little book. Each page is a different section from the Bruges map. Of course the exterior of the book isn't as beautiful as it could have been, but like I said, it is just an idea being put into practice right now. I like the depth of the pages, it reminds me of a nest built from layer upon layer of criss-crossed twigs.

In the future I could make each the book's pages in chronological order. So the first page would be of Bruges in say, 1900 and the last page would be taken from a map of Bruges in 2000. I think this would create an interesting comparison if I didn't alter or rotate the pages within the book. Or perhaps the most recent page should be the first page as I presume it would be a more detailed map and therefore more space to see the page below, whereas if the first page was from the oldest map there would be more paper and the viewer wouldn't see the details evolve through the book. I could also make a series of books, so the first book in the series would be from a map of Manchester in 1900 (using different sections for each page) and each book would be like this for every 10 years until 2000/2010 in Manchester. I think turning an idea into its physical form makes it a lot easier to evaluate and develop work.

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