Assignment:
Pick a book and redesign it in a way that it would enhance the story.
Add something more to it in comparison to eBooks.
The book was featured in Museum Meermanno, The Hague, aug/okt 2011.

Original: A Barbarian in China, Adriaan Van Dis, 1987
This is a travel report about the writers journey along the silk route. The title of the book, which became a bestseller in the Netherlands, recalls Henri Michaux’ “Un barbare en Asie”, an incisive and cutting look at 1930s Asia through this Belgian’s eyes.
Along the silk route, obviously, Van Dis runs into al lot of Chinese people.
There is much miscommunication and confusion because of the enormous difference in culture.
11265:
The total amount of kilometers the Silk Route covers.
Concept:
Miscommunication
Page numbers:
To enhance the miscommunication throughout the book,
I only made use of the numbers 11265. For example, page 7 is numbered as 61 (6+1),
but page 61 is also numbered as 61. Page 109 is numbered as 121161622655551225555655522161111.
Below:
The introduction, here the whole route the writer travels is visualized in red thread
The thread enhances the miscommunication throughout the book
Below:
Te start of a new chapter, the two cities he travels from and to, and that part of the route made visible in the thread.

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