When I myself happen to be out and about fishing around some garage sales, boot sales, and estate sales, you can bet that when I buy a book, it’s not for reading. Strange, yes? Seems it’s not a centralized phenomenon. Here we have designer Isabelle Vaverka‘s take on the book, or, as she displays here, her book collection. Showing on each book only the emotions and memory she places on the object, no inner content allowed!
The project is called “THE BOOK” and it’s as much a protest as it is a design exercise. As you can see, details about each object, each book, are written on the front of the book in black. The body of the book is white, and the container of the whole collection is constructed to place importance on each individual.
What a bookshelf!
Today there are thousands of possibilities to download literature
in a digital form. Nevertheless I regard the book first of all as an
object. My goal is to visualize my memories that are purely connected
with these objects. I researched the identity of my own books without
dealing with their content, but rather focusing on their history and
my relation to the objects themselves. All these memories are fixed
in a bookshelf that is adapted by a personal collection of literature;
research project; June 2009
Concentrate on the finger and you’ll miss all that heavenly glory.