16 January 2010 ore 14:00
ArtBook - 548 West 22th Street, New York
Is it possible to make a book without words or images? Can a cover become a door to enter a book? Can you use white pages to describe a snow storm? Can the black paper you use become the night?
In this workshop led by Pietro Corraini and Ilaria Rodella of Edizioni Corraini, children and adults alike will learn to make books that can tell stories just by using different materials and binding techniques. Experiencing materials of different shapes, textures, colors, tactile sensation and (why not) different odors we will invent and build books that are objects that can be read without words or illustration.
Saturday the 16th of January and the 23th of January, 2010, from 2.00 to 4.00 PM.
New York ArtBook, 548 West 22th Street
The workshop is free and open to the public.
Italian Artist and Designer Bruno Munari (1907-1998) created the Unreadble Book in the 1940s as part of his research into creative learning tools for children and design innovations for adults. Some of his childrens books include Little White Riding Hood, In the Darkness of the Night, Little Green Riding Hood, and Look Into My Eyes.
"Bruno Munari is one of the most influential designers of the 20th century. Not because he has imposed a particular style or look, but because he has encouraged people to go beyond formal conventions and stereotypes by showing them how to widen their perceptual awareness."- Kate Vingleton, International Herald Tribune