Monday, 12 April 2010


Another contribution to the Collective Atlas. This one comes from Margaret Beech ; Calligrapher, Book Artist and Craft Woman. Margaret chose to represent her home town of York using a mono-chrome map of the city as the "base" of the book. On to this she has stuck coloured imagery of places of interest from around the city. On opening the book the viewer is confronted by an intricate fractured concertina revealing spaces through which we can see further into the book. On closer inspection it becomes clear that the book can be opened out in full to reveal the information behind. The architectural structure of the book mirrors the images contained very effectively. The interesting folds reveal little "nooks and crannies" of information as if exploring individual neighbourhoods within York itself. A really interesting and inviting introduction to the city.  

Please explore Margaret's wonderful Calligraphy and Bookwork further here ...

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