Book Burnings: An Anthology
Atelier Yuri Veerman
The publication, printed entirely in black and white, consists of 404 pages containing fragments of 20 books that have at one time or another either been forbidden or burnt somewhere. Books such as: The Anarchist Cookbook, Alice in Wonderland, Mein Kampf, American Psycho, and Harry Potter. The book pages have Japanese folding: each fragment is printed in coded form on the outside of the folded double widepages. For this purpose I created a typeface, built up out of squares. Starting with a very light grey ‘A’ the letters gradually increase in intensity. Culminating in a black ‘Z’, they form 26 shades of ash grey. After tearing open the Japanese folds a legible version of the text appears. The book is especially made for the homonymous performance by artist Yuri Veerman.