Invisible space in the structure of book. Focused on the horizontal and vertical relationship between elements of book structure.
(title / index / prologue / chapters / epilogue)
I believe structure (frame) of book doesn’t exist on the one-dimensional line and each part of book has their own roles in specific position. But sometimes we feel the book flat structure; it is because we read a book as time progresses, page by page. So, I tried to ‘see’ the book as a meaningless three-dimensional massive spatial structure.
To visualize this thought, I’m going to exclude the meaning of text through some processes, which is like breaking up the book and condensing pages. I’ll come up with a general book -which I made with meaningless paper for this project- and break up their positions and rearrange them three-dimensionally by their roles.
Title is superordinate concept of book which represents whole book to reader in a brief time, it just like a exterior of a building. It seats the top position in the three dimensional structure. Index is the most objective position. It doesn’t include any of writer’s thought and just guide a way to read, to reader. So it will be located outside of structure as a looker-on. Prologue and Epilogue are opener and closer, so they include brief contents about whole book. They will take seats up and down with chapters as the center. Chapters are seperators, which divide contents for their context, and they are essence of the book so they will be located in the middle of structure.
I tore up every single pages to break up this one-dimensional general book frame, then I folded them into a small square forms to exclude the meaning of text.
Except Title and Index, the rest of parts have contents in their subordinate position. I arranged thetically these parts in order of their roles and importance. Some of parts have contents in their subordinate position and its quantity of pages are over than a page so they need to combine.
I designed a content box which combine all the pages of a chapter, I skewer condensed pages on the stick and they aligned in order of page number and then, I made a regular hexahedron with these sticks.