le 16 mars 2012
The thirty visual patterns in the book create some dazzling movement when the plastic sheet (included) of vertical lines is moved horizontally across them. I thought the best ones are the designs that don't fill the page. One called Orbit cleverly has the two rings of small squares turning in one direction with a ring of triangles inside the square rings but turning in the opposite direction. Another called DNA has a vertical collection of blobs in a tube form that turns as the plastic sheet is moved across them.
The whole page patterns don't seem to create the same sense of motion, more a series of shapes that either come towards you are recede depending on whether the sheet is moved left or right.
Takahiro Kurashima created the designs and they certainly are a bit of fun though Kenya Hara, on the back cover, suggests that: `The world doesn't simply stop at the limits of our bodies but reaches inside to our very senses. Through fascinating artifice, Takahiro Kurashima's small book serves to poetically enlighten us.' Well, possibly! However my five year old grandson certainly enjoyed the moiré effects.