book of light

Light ultimately defines how we perceive space. In the rectangle of light house, light enters the house from a single end. This unconventional lack of windows affects the amount and type of light that enters the spaces within the house, thus affecting the spaces. I wanted to simulate this effect with the book. Light is usually allowed to strike each page when the book is open, but what if the only light that could reach the pages was through a single side. I left the covers untouched as the exterior of the house is uninterrupted by window openings.Then I began by cutting a large void into the book to pool light, as the rooms in the rectangle of light house would. From there I used the content of the book—its words— to determine how the light entered this void space. I cut out large portions of each page leaving intact select sentences. This opened up one end of the book to let light in, while leaving lines of text hovering within the opening. These sentences act as the interior walls, doors and changing levels would, letting the light diffuse through them to define the space within the book.

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