Wooden book

Wooden book

This book's pages are made entirely of oak. It was a response to the idea of a 'tree' of European languages. Here the word investigated is an ancient Indo-European one meaning 'oak' but with connotations of firm, strong and enduring. On the reverse of the book's pages - which fold out into a tree shape - is a woodblock print on mulberry paper of an oak tree, and some associated imagery including an oak leaf encased in gold leaf.
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Wooden book

Wooden book
This book's pages are made entirely of oak. It was a response to the idea of a 'tree' of European languages. Here the word investigated is an ancient Indo-European one meaning 'oak' but with connotations of firm, strong and enduring. On the reverse of the book's pages - which fold out into a tree shape - is a woodblock print on mulberry paper of an oak tree, and some associated imagery including an oak leaf encased in gold leaf.