Title / タイトル

The Western and Japanese book in a dialogue with each other, create two conceptual frameworks that invite the reader to explore the book format and its tradition. When naming the top and the bottom of a book in Japan the top is called: 天 sky or heaven and the bottom 地 ground or earth whereas in Western publishing, the top is called head and the bottom tail: this originates from the animal skin a book was bound in historically. Published by Asami Murakami and Rahel Zoller.

Pages: 48
Dimensions: 125 x 200mm
Printing: Print on Demand 
Binding: Perfect bound
Language: English and Japanese
Year: 2020

*Acquired by the Artists' Books Tate Library Collection, Harvard's Houghton Library, Grolier Club, Kamoe Art Centre Hamamatsu, Franklin Furnace Archive New York.