Annelies De Smet
Client: Annelies De Smet
Architecting Bodies by Immersive Gestures is a book by Annelies De Smet.
The bookdesign starts from the surface area of one page as basic element. Each page is precisely 1/32 of the author/learner’s skin area (B.S.A. or Body Surface Area, which is 17272,32854 square centimetres). The underlying page set-up of each spread (or 2/32 BSA) is designed according to the engaged-leg logic of the golden section. The golden section, as recognised in bodies has long been applied in architecture and books to aim at ideal beauty. Hence, by the engaged-leg logic of the golden section architecture, books and bodies are tied together. Therefore, this book takes this logic as point of departure and counterposes the ideal page set-up by drawings, collages and footnotes.
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