Life Size



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Editor: Victionary

Specs: 210 x 275 mm, 166 pp

Format: full colour, assorted coated and uncoated paper, sewing binding, soft PVC cover

Release date: March 2004

Language: English

ISBN 13:978-962-86504-3-9
ISBN 10:962-86504-3-2

ABOUT THE BOOK

 

Objects at their actual size and shape — Change your perception of how a book is used and how it behaves. A collection of investigations into and fascinations with the scale of objects; intended to be practical and thought-provoking.

 

Life Size is a book project by Hyperkit, inspired by Do-It-Yourself and homecraft manuals.

 

This book is a collection of ideas, fascinations and frustrations; with object language, the creation of new spaces, navigation, scale and colour. It was conceived as a site-specific project, with content being formatted according to two primary themes.

 

The first theme looks at using the constraints of the book as a unit of measurement, to highlight the size of the objects being represented. This dictates how the objects are displayed, whether it be on one page or across a series of pages. Through showing these objects at life size within the format of the book, the reader is encouraged to engage with them in a different way.

 

The second theme concentrates on the design and creation of objects that, through the reader’s participation, can be used within real life situations, such as a place setting at a dinner table. By incorporating these objects, our ambition is to change the reader’s perception of what a book can be and how it behaves.

 

It is our intention that content in this book is not interpreted as documentation, but is seen to exist as the actual artefact.

 

www.hyperkit.co.uk

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