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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Only Revolutions

It's not often that we get to look at book interiors. But here's a really interesting one. (Be sure to click on the image of the page to get a larger view.) Like Derrida's Glas and Avital Ronnel's The Telephone Book, this might be more interesting to look at than actually read. I know I'll want to spend some time looking through it.


Arty Lake said...

Just looked at this book this morning. The cover by Archie Ferguson is stunning: The flower evolves into an eyeball, close-up coming closer. A glance inside revealed a complex layout with inversions and a reading path that goes back to front, front to back, upsidedown. Special inks are used; all of the "o"s appear to be a PMS spot color; type changes size and leading and case. Strangely, I could not find a credit for the interior designer, although so much work had been done. But in reading bits of the book, I found that the writing did not bear such scrutiny. All wrapping paper, no gift. Has anyone read this?

Seth Christenfeld said...

I would imagine that the interior design is all Danielewski.

Orhan Kahn said...

Wow, that is a wonderful green and magnificant clarity for a close up photograph.