Perspecta 35: Building Codes
Architectural journal, edited by Elijah Huge, New Haven: Yale School of Architecture & Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 2004. Sewn paperback, 229 x 305 mm, 160 pp. The book consists of two kinds of writing: the full-length, academic ‘essays’, and the more personal and sketch-like ‘briefs’. The essays form the main body of the book, while the briefs, printed on smaller sheets of coloured paper, are placed at an interval of sixteen pages, regardless of the flow of the essays. The book in its standard format is quite big for extended reading: the text is set in an accordingly large size, forcing the reader to maintain a safe distance between his/her eyes and the book. It also adds a slightly unfamiliar, rather wild quality to the largely conventional and refined layout.