Saturday, 5 January 2013

Mansion of Thought

How do we express knowledge? How do the thoughts in our head become something tangible, visible, tactile? This is the question Angela Lorenz asks in her latest book work Mansion of Thought. Bringing together 60 drawings and two short essays, Lorenz explores how, over the ages, cultures have expressed their fundamental beliefs and philosophies through the visual.

As with Curiosity filled the Cabinet, the format of the book is far from conventional, yet reflects the theme perfectly. Lorenz's thoughts are made three-dimensional, the folding work can be reconfigured into any manner of different shapes and arrangements. Exploring the work is like delving into pitch-black labyrinth with only torch light to aid you; new pages spring up as if from nowhere!

It is a book that demands your inquisitive side, to explore every word, drawing and page, and meditate upon their meaning. It is clear that Lorenz has put so much energy, and time into Mansion of Thought, all that remains is for the reader to open it up and add their own.

The Mansion of Thought costs £30 and is available in the Bookartbookshop now.
We also have two other fantastic new publications by Lorenz, My Elusive Cockney Family and More Dicky Birds, a 2-part series of illustrated books on Cockney rhyming slang. They are £15 each.

-Jon Lander

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