11.10.2009

TAXONOMY PROPOSAL

The Book of Mark
For my book of marks I am planning on creating a Japanese stab binding style book. I feel that this style binding would be the best way to elegantly portray my mark making skills, as well as tie the book closer to its Japanese haiku with a Japanese style binding. Each page would be 6" x 9," and have a slight tint to them as well, probably something connecting the cover color to the pages, (though this is still an idea so the color is not finalized.) Concerning the page layout, this part of the book is still in the air. This could go one of two ways:

Path #1
The book would consist of 4-6 prints per page that would open up into 8-12 prints, arranged in order of haiku line. (and perhaps haiku line as well)

Path #2
The book would contain 2 prints per page and open to a total of 4 prints, also arranged in order of haiku line. (and perhaps haiku line as well)

Each mark would be printed on transparent paper and will be sandwiched between two pieces of paper, creating a kind of window effect.

Denotative

Spatter
Lines
Circle
Puddles
Splash
Spill
Pool
Slash
Pool
Spray
Sprinkle
Blotch
Speck
Swoosh

Connotative

Flower
Sun
Mustache
Fan
Twig
Branch
Sunglasses
Sound Waves
Vibration
Pedals
Underline
Underscore
Rope
Wire
Ink Blot

2 comments:

jamie said...

The quantity of marks per page, and total in the book, are up to you

I can't visualize what you mean by "window effect". Post some sketches and bring to class to review again.

Revise your connotation and denotation list. Some words in each list might be transposed in the wrong column. Review the definitions of each term from the reading to help you know which is which.

Currently your organizational structure is solely based on the haiku. It needs to be structured around denotative and connotative attributes. Revise your proposal with this in mind and be more specific about how the reader will understand what the pages/spreads contain.

jamie said...

You missed posting a reading response to the denotation/connotation reading so go back and do that. Listed here:
http://f09viscom.blogspot.com/2009/10/taxonomy-of-marks.html