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

  • Tatiani G. Rapatzikou
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.
Published
2017-01-09
How to Cite
Rapatzikou, T. (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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Articles