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San Juan Capistrano Mission Book Project
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San Juan Capistrano Mission Book
Book Structure Based on Light and Touch
After visiting the San Juan Capistrano Mission and taking hundreds of photos, I got to thinking...what is it about this place that really gets me? I kept thinking about the archways, adobe walls, the gardens, the history, and even the fossil shells exposed in the old mission walls. However, while looking through the photos a few days later, I realized it what I really loved about the historic site. The light.

Light has a few meanings in this case, such as having the sunlight for agriculture, beautiful grounds, and even for "seeing the spiritual "light." From there, I wanted to include another definition of light for those would can't normally see it: the visually impaired.

The book is created to function as an informative book about the San Juan Capistrano Mission and the illustrations function only with the light an/or by touching them. The illustrations work as braille and also have captions below each picture to explain what they're feeling.
Braille Illustration of the Archways
Braille Illustration of a Cactus
Braille Illustration of a Sundial Found at the Mission
Archway Braille and Caption
Cactus Braille
Sundial Braille & Caption
Illustrations Light Up When Held Up to the Light
Illustration Primarily Visible When Held Up to the Light
Braille Illustrations & Captions
The Illustrations Change When Held Up to the Light; You Can Change the Shadows with Different Light Sources.