Jonathan Safran Foer’s Tree of Codes: book design and digital sculpturing

Authors

  • Tatiani G. Rapatzikou

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13154/bmt.1.2016.41-52

Keywords:

Book Design, Jonathan Safran Foer, Bruno Schulz, Materiality, Mediality, Sculpture

Abstract

The intricate literary experiment Tree of Codes, in which American author Jonathan Safran Foer reworks a story originally written by Jewish-Polish writer Bruno Schulz, enforces a haptic as well as textual experience of the destruction caused during the Shoah. At the same time, it re-evaluates processes of writing, book-making, and reading, showing the interactive traits and possibilities of the ‘classic’ material book as it inserts itself in a medial context determined by digital and computational techniques.

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Published

2017-01-09

How to Cite

Rapatzikou, T. G. (2017). Jonathan Safran Foer’s Tree of Codes: book design and digital sculpturing. Book - Material - Text, 1, 41–52. https://doi.org/10.13154/bmt.1.2016.41-52

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