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Synopsis: VE3 is a re-imagining of a book originally published in the 1960s. The book is the first ever book in a box”, called Composition No.1 by Marc Saporta. When we say book in a box we mean: quite literally a book that comes in a box with loose pages. The narrative is contained on each page, leaving it up to the reader to decide the order they read the book, and how much or how little of the book they want to read before they begin again. In so many ways, Composition No.1 was published ahead of its time: the book raises all the questions we ask ourselves today about user-centric, non-linear screen driven ways of reading.
With this in mind, Visual Editions approached Tom Uglow of Creative Labs Google and Youtube to write an introduction for the book. This re-imagined edition also includes several of Salvador Plascencia’s (author of The People of Paper) drawings, looking at all the different components that make up a typical” book. The book is designed by Universal Everything, a London based design studio known for their interactive screen-based work (clients include MTV and AOL).
The book, as Visual Editions have shown with their other two titles, will have a high attention to design and production values and in many ways is the best example of a book as an object, or better yet, the book as an experience. Along with their usual consideration to high quality craft and finish, the designers have also generated unique digitally-generated artwork for the backs of each page, making for a gorgeous, tactile design relevant to literary, art and design and digital audiences.
Ultimately, Visual Editions’ re-imagined Composition No.1 asks readers to question: what is it that makes a book a book?
About the Author: Marc Saporta (1923-2009) was a French novelist, essayist and literary critic. He is the author of five acclaimed novels: Le Furet (1959), La Distribution (1961), La Quete (1961), Composition No. 1 (1962) and Les Invites (1964). He also translated writings by Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac and Martin Luther King.
Title: Composition No. 1
Publisher: Visual Editions
Publication Date: 2011
Binding: Unbound Book in Box
Book Condition: Fine
Book Description Condition: VeryGood. Seller Inventory # 23M6Q70009GP
Book Description Visual Editions, 2011. Paperback. Condition: Good. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0009137632
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR006932234
Book Description Visual Editions, 2011. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020956569226
Book Description Visual Editions. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Dust jacket in very good condition. First edition. Minor shelf and handling wear, overall a clean solid copy with minimal signs of use. 1963 Simon & Schuster printing. Some light bumping to box corners. Colors are crisp and bright. Plastic band encircling pages is intact and in very good condition. Gift quality. Secure packaging for safe delivery. Seller Inventory # 515402279
Book Description Visual Editions, 2011. Paperback. Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Seller Inventory # P010956569226
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Book Description Visual Editions, 2011. Condition: Good. Salvador Plascencia (illustrator). A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0956569226-2-4
Book Description Visual Editions, 2011. Paperback. Condition: Good. Box Unbnd. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0956569226