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Composition No. 1 by Marc Saporta: This book can be read in any order.

13 Oct

“If the story doesn’t capture you, maybe you should start again.” Tom Uglow

Composition No. 1, by Marc Saporta, 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. Each page has a self-contained narrative, leaving it 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.

Ultimately, our re-imagined Composition No.1 asks readers to consider: what makes a book a book?

Design by: Universal Everything

Tom Uglow of Google introduces it and Matt Pyke of Universal Everything designed it: celebrating and exploring different (non-linear) ways of reading and looking at how the book was so ahead of its time. To accompany this title, Visual Editions have made their very first iPad app (also designed by Universal Everything), which lets the user play with all the randomising, shuffling elements born out of the book.Composition No. 1 is available to order now, and you can download the iPad app from iTunes.
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