Book of Songs

Yale Architecture, 2022

a form building exercise to design a book with no content

then I took the form for the design of 《诗经》, Book of Songs, the earliest poetry collection in Chinese

My inspiration came from the similarities between clothing and books from the earliest times. (And think of the vocabulary for book design now: book sleeves, book jackets…) Earlier Chinese books are made from fabric, into scrolls. I designed a book for which you open like a piece of clothing. And the structure of the book is held together by intense stitching or my red threads.