hardwood type: ann hamilton

Found over at bookhou at home, this installation at the Seattle Public Library by one of my favorite artists, Ann Hamilton.

Hamilton designed and fabricated 7,200 square feet of hardwood floor in the Evelyn W. Foster Learning Center.The project suggests the tactile experience of book production and reading in the digital age. The floor includes words created in raised letters in the 11 languages that are included in the library's collection. These words spell out, backward, the first sentences from books written in those languages.

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