Tree of Codes by Jonathan Safran Foer
Tree of Codes and its remarkable design

Jonathan Safran Foer′s beautiful new book, Tree of Codes, is already one of the literary sensations of the year - this remarkable book is both art and literature.

Safran Foer′s book is an example of a ‘tactile’ book. Published by Visual Editions in London, the book was created by cutting pieces of text from Foer′s favorite book, The Street of Crocodiles by Polish author Bruno Schulz. A die-cut technique has been used and the book is both a sculpture to be admired and an object to be read.

The Street of Crocodiles, a collection of short stories, was first published in Polish in 1934 and was not translated into English until 1963. The stories detail a merchant family in a small town and feature many mythical elements. Schulz, a Jew, was shot and killed by a German officer in the street of his hometown, Drohobycz in 1942. Safran Foer has a following after writing bestsellers like Everything Is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and Eating Animals.



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Tree of Codes by Jonathan Safran Foer

First edition of Jonathan Safran Foer′s Tree of Codes, a stunning example of the die cut technique.




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