In the Land of Punctuation by Christian Morgernstern
  

In the Land of Punctuation

Written by Christian Morgernstern
Illustrated by Rathna Ramanathan

Synopsis

In the Land of Punctuation by Christian Morgernstern

A unique picture book for adults where language, design and politics intersect. First published in 1905, German poet Christian Morgenstern's piece is a darkly comic linguistic caprice. This fun romp populated by punctuation marks as characters nonetheless suggests systems of control that go beyond language. This illustrated edition is a brilliantly inventive dance of text and image, translated faithfully by Sirish Rao, with typographic illustrations by Rathna Ramanathan.

About the Author

Rathna Ramanathan has steered the design philosophy of Tara Publishing since the very beginning, working on over 20 titles, as well as creating distinctive catalogues and exhibitions. In the process, she can be said to have pioneered innovative children's book design in India. Her main interest is in typography - as showcased in many Tara titles - as well as in changing the form of the book. She runs minus9, her own graphic design studio, in the UK. Sirish Rao is one of the most exciting new voices in contemporary Indian writing. He has authored 16 books, ranging from novels and children's books to re-tellings of myths, and collections of pop art; several have won international awards. His writing reflects his interests.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Christian Morgernstern
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Publisher

Tara Books

Publication date

7th August 2012

ISBN

9788190754606


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