An innovative series of publications created by Alec Finlay and platform
bookscapes explore experiences of extended reading. Each bookscape
is a cross-media collaboration and they combine the mediums of book, audio
CD, DVD and website. The series was conceived by Alec Finlay and is produced
by Alec in collaboration with the project manager, Laura Harrington ,
designer Lucy Richards, and the creative support
of Beth Rowson and Ken Cockburn.
The bookscapes studio is located in the Ouesburn Valley, Byker,
Newcastle upon Tyne.
series title adapts Brian Eno’s concept of the soundfield –
a recording, which depicts a landscape through the widest catchments of
sound rather than focusing on a specific source, A bookscape
is a reading environment where the focus is not on a discrete page but
rather an open process of reading between word, image and animation. Our
experience of reading has been transformed into the diverse fields of
computer, print media, advertising, signs in motion. These are the familiars
of our daily lives and yet no publisher has ever attempted a series of
publications that reflects this breadth of experience: bookscapes shifts
the emphasis from books to reading.
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