MAR



How to look at a book differently? Is this a book? Is it a bundle? Raising questions like these opens a fruitful discussion about books in general and with MAR these considerations were obviously debated. A regular book is finished and not changeable anymore. By contrast, MAR is never finished. This book is in a way performance because it asks the viewer to act and play with the pages and make his own interpretation of photographs. Why? Because it is not bound, so it is possible to take every page out and change its order. In this way, the role of the spectator ‘can’ be very important. The choice of thick paper leaves no room for a quick browse. In the middle of the book there is booklet with poems, which is a sufficient way of separating text and image while giving them full and equal attention. This forces the viewer to take time and use the imagery as fragments, leaving space for the spectator to evoke new narratives with every re-arrangement to get lost in a very intimate world of personal belongings, fabrics and memories. Everything is then wrapped in a cover that is a full printed image and kept together through an elastic band with a title printed on top.



  • Auteur
    Marijn Bax, Hanne Hagenaars
  • Oplage
    500
  • Omvang
    256
  • Prijs
    €35
  • ISBN
    978 94 90119 71 3
  • Uitgever / Opdrachtgever
    Fw:Books, Amsterdam
  • Ontwerper(s)
    Mevis & van Deursen, Amsterdam
  • Fotograaf
    Marijn Bax
  • Drukkerij
    Drukkerij Tienkamp (Henk Tienkamp), Groningen
  • Lithograaf
    Drukkerij Tienkamp (Henk Tienkamp), Groningen
  • Boekbinderij
    Bax Binding, Amsterdam
  • Materiaal
    80gsm Cyclus Offset (Igepa), 100gsm Munken Lynx (Antalis), 120gsm Arcoprint Milk White 1.5 (Fedrigoni), 60gsm Opakal (Igepa)
  • Bindwijze
    Loose untrimmed sheets
  • Lettertype
    Univers (Linotype)
  • Technische Bijzonderheden
    This is a loose-leaf book held together by a cover in wrapper form held shut by an elastic cloth band with digital printing in black (by Bax Binding). The Dutch edition has purple elastic, the English pink. The sheets are of various sorts of paper and format. All sheets have been folded, in various ways, to 170 x 235 mm.
  • MAR

    How to look at a book differently? Is this a book? Is it a bundle? Raising questions like these opens a fruitful discussion about books in general and with MAR these considerations were obviously debated. A regular book is finished and not changeable anymore. By contrast, MAR is never finished. This book is in a way performance because it asks the viewer to act and play with the pages and make his own interpretation of photographs. Why? Because it is not bound, so it is possible to take every page out and change its order. In this way, the role of the spectator ‘can’ be very important. The choice of thick paper leaves no room for a quick browse. In the middle of the book there is booklet with poems, which is a sufficient way of separating text and image while giving them full and equal attention. This forces the viewer to take time and use the imagery as fragments, leaving space for the spectator to evoke new narratives with every re-arrangement to get lost in a very intimate world of personal belongings, fabrics and memories. Everything is then wrapped in a cover that is a full printed image and kept together through an elastic band with a title printed on top.

  • Auteur
    Marijn Bax, Hanne Hagenaars
  • Oplage
    500
  • Omvang
    256
  • Prijs
    €35
  • ISBN
    978 94 90119 71 3
  • Uitgever / Opdrachtgever
    Fw:Books, Amsterdam
  • Ontwerper(s)
    Mevis & van Deursen, Amsterdam
  • Fotograaf
    Marijn Bax
  • Drukkerij
    Drukkerij Tienkamp (Henk Tienkamp), Groningen
  • Lithograaf
    Drukkerij Tienkamp (Henk Tienkamp), Groningen
  • Boekbinderij
    Bax Binding, Amsterdam
  • Materiaal
    80gsm Cyclus Offset (Igepa), 100gsm Munken Lynx (Antalis), 120gsm Arcoprint Milk White 1.5 (Fedrigoni), 60gsm Opakal (Igepa)
  • Bindwijze
    Loose untrimmed sheets
  • Lettertype
    Univers (Linotype)
  • Technische Bijzonderheden
    This is a loose-leaf book held together by a cover in wrapper form held shut by an elastic cloth band with digital printing in black (by Bax Binding). The Dutch edition has purple elastic, the English pink. The sheets are of various sorts of paper and format. All sheets have been folded, in various ways, to 170 x 235 mm.