Muyu Wang: Water
This book is a collection of works by the artist Muyu Wang. It was inspired by the Southern Song Dynasty Ma Yuan's “Water Map” volume. The artist re-read and reconstructed it. All the works only painted the water pattern, the other mountains, rocks, trees, houses, boats and people are presented in blank form, so the album is named “Water”.
Designers hope that design can echo the artist‘s thinking about his works, and through the improvement of the traditional binding form, the whole book presents a contemporary feel. The die-cut waves on the edge of the green envelope are like calm water patterns, waiting quietly to be opened. Open layer by layer, the work information and painting works are divided into two volumes, without interfering with each other. Among them, one volume of work information is thread-bound and spot-color printing; one volume of painting works is traditional Chinese folding binding. Through this opening method, readers' perspectives can become more diverse and open. After folding, not only does the water surface of each work link together, at the same time, when the entire book is stretched infinitely, the ups and downs of the paper are like a horizontal plane.
Text from qqqqdesign.com
Dimensions: 240× 394 mm
Format: Softcover, Slipcase
Language: Chinese, English
Design: Qu Minmin & Jiang Qian
Publisher: Jiangsu Phoenix Fine Arts Publishing