Life is more mystery than misery

(or at least, that's what I like to think)

Tree of Codes, a new Foer’s genius adventure

I’ve always loved and admired Jonathan Safran Foer, not only as a writer, but as a creative mind most of all. I think the world needs people like him, the kind of people that never give up when they have a beautiful and “ginormous” idea even if they are told that their idea is “unmeakable”.

Well, Tree of Codes, the book that most book printers said “just could not be made” is out there, since the 15th of November thanks to the publishing house Die Keure in Belgium.

This new Foer’s literary and book design experiment is an interactive paper sculpture where the author and his collaborators took the pages of Bruno Schulz’s The Street of Crocodiles -Safran Foer’s favorite book according to Visual Editions- and created a completely new story by using the die-cut technique, “…exploring the idea of the pages’ physical relationship to one another and how this could somehow be developed to work with a meaningful narrative. The book is as much a sculptural object as it is a work of masterful storytelling: here is an “enormous last day of life” that looks like it feels.” (You can  see the first reactions here.)

Tree of Codes is the result of a year of writing, cutting and proto-typing later, and the tenacity and perseverance of a beautiful and creative group of people that is I’m sure is going to prove that the physical book, while in good hands, is far from disappearing.

By Laia Vilaseca.

Book Info:

Design by Sara De Bondt Studio
Cover design by gray318

Published 15 November 2010
ISBN 978-0-9565692-1-9
Paperback

More info here

Advertisements

2 comments on “Tree of Codes, a new Foer’s genius adventure

  1. John Novak
    November 30, 2010

    Sweet!

    Love it!

  2. Gerard Miquel
    November 30, 2010

    MMM, fa molt bona pinta!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on November 30, 2010 by in I've just noticed... and tagged , , , , .

About

I love words when rightfully used. I think literature make us better. I love writing and reading and this is all this blog is about, since I thought it would be a cool way to share. I really hope you enjoy it!

Follow on Bloglovin

What would you like to read about..?

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 34 other followers

@LaiaVilaseca

Blogs I Follow

La màquina de fer llibres

Blog intermitent sobre traducció de literatura al català

consumpropi.wordpress.com/

"Necessitem desesperadament que ens contin històries; tant com el menjar, perquè ens ajuden a organitzar la realitat i il·luminen el caos de les nostres vides" [Paul Auster]

Dream, Play, Write!

Today, make a commitment to your writing.

ennegre

Blog de l'associació En Negre dedicada a la defensa i promoció de la novel·la negra en català

El blog de NEGRA Y CRIMINAL

Las noticias de actualidad de la librería más negra de la Barceloneta.

HarsH ReaLiTy

A Good Blog is Hard to Find

Interesting Literature

A Library of Literary Interestingness

Life Out of the Box

Buy a product, help a person in need + see your impact.

mackleonardfilms

Just another WordPress.com site

tyjameshenson

I'm not Ryan Gosling :(

craigslistjoe

a documentary film blog.

+ in the roost +

projects, decor, & a new baby

topiclessbar

This is my life. Laugh at it.

Irish woman

Hope you enjoy...........

%d bloggers like this: