Doug Beube
City

City

A Portrait of Hollywood

A Portrait of Hollywood

24 Hours A Day

24 Hours A Day

Pocket Book

Pocket Book

Short Hand

Plot

Children's Short Stories

Addiction

Invisible Cities

Invisible Cities

X-plosion

X-plosion

Four Stories

Four Stories

Brooklyn Boroughs

Brooklyn Boroughs

Salum

SalumCollapse

Collapse
Fold
Transforming how a book functions outside a linear read for an outdated technology, the codex as an altered book, becomes something that is challenging and visually meaningful. In this section of Fold, there are three different folding techniques; folding the pages towards the spine, folding the spine itself and creating folds or pleats;

Inspired by a phrase from the Hindu scriptures, the Vedas, in 1989 I began folding the pages of books in on themselves. The phrase goes, “Curving back upon myself, I create again and again.” By collapsing pages toward the center of the spine, the reference is, as if the codex is human, the book is becoming aware of itself, by the outer edges of the pages folding back on itself, into the center of the book, towards the spine creates shapes that were cylindrical. The text becomes abstracted into an undecipherable code of broken black lines.
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