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    An art book of Italo Calvino's novel "If on a Winter's Night a Traveler" based on the analysis of the semiotic square and using the esthetic of m… Read More
    An art book of Italo Calvino's novel "If on a Winter's Night a Traveler" based on the analysis of the semiotic square and using the esthetic of maps for readers to find their way through a seemingly confusing book. Read Less
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Our
RESEARCH
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A group of writers and mathematicians formed a group called Oulipo (Ouvroir de littérature potentielle). They saught to create works using constrained writing techniques. Italo Calvino was a member of this group and used the book If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler as an Oulipo experiment. 
 
Our
GOAL
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Bring order and logic into a book that, upon first glance, seems to be arbitrary by borrowing the visual language of maps. 

The
SEMIOTIC
SQUARE
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For instance, the above square translates into:
 
The living reader <R> reads 
the physical book <B>
 
The physical book <B> tells 
the story of the reader who is 
in the book <r>
 
The reader who is in the book
does not arrive to read the book, which is in the book <b>
The
CHAPTER
ORGANIZATION
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The chapters in the book have a different number of squares. Chapter 1 is composed of one square. Chapter 2 is composed of two squares, and so on.
 
 
The
CONCEPT
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Every module represents a letter (or variable) in the semiotic square and remains unique and unchanged throughout the entire book.