Date: 29 April 2013
Venue: CSM graphics studio
Participants/Friends: Hyunho, Natalie, Yingtong
Ashes and Broken Brickwork of a Logical Theory, by Susanne Kriemann 2010
Published by Roma Publications
A Pocket Companion to Books from the Simpsons, by Olivier Lebrun
Published by Rollo Press
Polyhedra Primer: A mathematical book, by Peter Pearce and Susan Pearce
Published by Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
Ashes and Broken Brickwork of a Logical Theory
An interesting more conceptual book about an exhibition. There are several different narratives within the book. One is the actual artwork and the other is a phrase on each page. Each page has, a photograph of the artwork featured in the exhibition, the title of the artwork and a sentence on the top right. If you read this top right line continuously throughout the book, it forms a story. We found it really nice how all the lines combine to form a story, yet individually they relate also the artwork they are placed with on the page. When you first read the book you do not quite notice this, it is quite hard to understand at first, but when you discover this detail it adds another level to the reading experience. This is a very lovely book and most of the artwork seems to be based around the theme of archeology.
A Pocket Companion to Books from the Simpsons
A simple book, but really entertaining. Screenshots of all the moments a book features in a Simpsons episode. These screenshots are then organised by alphabetical order of the title on the book in the picture. It is really nice to see the detail they go through when drawing these episodes, even as detailed as book titles. We also found it interesting how all the information, including the book title, barcode and prices are all on the cover. The back of the book is a Simpsons yellow, and so are all the pages of the book.
Polyhedra Primer: A mathematical book
A lovely book on geometric models, with a simple design and a lot of space which is needed when showing structures that look so complicated, yet also so mathematically simple and beautiful. As said in the book ‘we hope that … the reader will enjoy our little book and perhaps will be struck, as we have been, by the extraordinary spacial diversity that emanates from the sublime order and elegant simplicity that is exemplified by the subject of polyhedra.’ We found it great that such a book does not only have to be appreciated by mathematicians, but also by designers. We also learned some great new words: an icosidodecahedron (has 32 faces) and a pentakaidecahedron (has 15 faces).