The Book on the pages is a conceptual model consisting of three objects showing
a theoretical and practical analysis of the book as a medium and its relationship to
the surrounding space.

I Container
In the beginning of its history, the book was used as a „container“. It was filled with
information and subsequently passed on. Likewise, the container is understood as
the simpliest way of housing concerning architecture.
Regarding the installation, the Container becomes a model, shifting between an archive,
a book and a building.

II Grid
With the introduction of the typographical grid, the space inside of this container
was completely changed. According to the content and influenced by architectural
thinking, the available space was arranged.
The Grid is interpreted by a reinforcement steel mat, originally used in buildings
for stabilization.

III Draft
The Draft is moving and displaying the defined space (II) with images and text.
Exposed on an offset printing plate, the draft therefore refers to the printing process
when making a book. The white area in which images and text are embedded
is replaced by air.
Rotating on its own axis, the flat areas are describing the three-dimensional space.
Furthermore the plates are gracefully getting back into two-dimensional reality,
while they are simultaneously throwing shadows on the wall.

The book is carried on the pages. The single pages, plain or printed are not just
flat – they are building rooms for thoughts and design.

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