About the Book
What was I up to, writing unprompted essays on feelings of the feet or mythological understandings of tooth structure? … I was a writer, more specifically, someone writing essays with a commitment to the idea that poetic thinking is essential in providing things with adequate and lively histories. … This series is an examination of the human body piece by piece, with each part spun through sequences of sentences and paragraphs.
Tom’s essays connect things in unexpected ways. I find myself surprised, delighted, entertained, informed and inspired – all the reasons I read. When there is so much content flying around, how can we determine what’s worth making time to stop and read fully, rather than skimming or filing away for some vaguely anticipated later, less busy moment? I hope to attract more readers to Tom's excellent essays by materialising them; giving them a physical form and extending them with images and extra texts. This is the best gift a designer can offer a writer whose work she admires.
Zoë Sadokierski has fifteen years experience designing books for various publishers and has been awarded six times at the Australian Book Design Awards. Zoë lectures in the School of Design at the University of Technology Sydney where she runs a research studio investigating the evolution of books in the digital age. In 2015 she established Page Screen Books to publish illustrated essays and artist's multiples.