Topography Not Typography

Topographic Landscape

Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Pages: 50; reverse topographic map
Binding: Stab Binding
Color: 2 Color; found ephemeral grid paper

This book specifically examines Japanese stab book binding method.

This single artist book started as a cup paper topographic map showing a small difference in a fictional topographic landscape. The architectural model making technique uses cut (and reverse cuts) layered sheets indicating a minimal elongated acre of land. What might be viewed as a shorline utilizes the stack of paper to create an abstract topographical map. The map uses the negative ‘waste’ sheets as the second half of the books pages.

This book is reactionary. Each sheet was cut and stacked; its work and turn negative was generative.


This project is part of the 2012 Open Book Workshop organized and facilitated by Leslie Atzmon and Ryan Molloy, through the Eastern Michigan University
OPEN BOOK // Workshop | THE OPEN BOOK // Project

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