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Entry for the 10th Baker & Whitehill Student Artists' Book Contest. Opening Reception Thursday, February 29th, 2024 Fleet Library, Main Reading Room. Juror: Ian Cozzens BArch 05.


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Book and Paper

Student Status

Graduate student

Year of Graduation



Graphic Design

Faculty / Course

Graduate Independent Studio, Wintersession 2023 (Ryan Waller)

Materials + Techniques

Paperback book

Student Narrative

This softcover book is a visual translation of W.G. Sebald’s 1995 literary work, The Rings of Saturn. Designed as a 1:1 translation of the 2016 English paperback edition, Saturn’s Rings features the same margin size, typography, and page count as its antecedent. Reconstructed page-by-page, this artist book replaces 296 pages of the original text with images found in archives.

Saturn’s Rings features 683 archival images of objects, archeological artifacts, people, geological phenomena, astronomy, war, art and nature, and aims to reinterpret the original book’s textual content with visual symbolism, poetry, and metaphor. Using an intuitive and rhizomatic approach to collection, the process of unearthing material from archives also echoed the author’s meandering literary style.

Saturn’s Rings



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