From Eslite Gallery, Xu Bing 徐冰, Book from the Ground (2012), Print, 50 × 66 cm Book from the Ground is not Xu's first project to contemplate language and writing. Xu Bing spent seven years gathering materials, experimenting, revising, and arranging thousands of pictograms to construct the narrative of Book from the Ground. The artist first compiled symbols drawn from the public sphere and wrote a book using only these signs. The result is a readable story without words, an account of twenty-four hours in the life of Mr. Black, a typical urban white-collar worker. Xu Bing spent seven years gathering materials, experimenting, revising, and arranging thousands of pictograms to construct the narrative of Book from the Ground. Xu Bing has been undertaking his Book from the Ground project since 2003. Composed entirely of pictographs, Book from the Ground is a groundbreaking study into the concept of universal communication. At the seminal 1989 exhibition, Xu Bing exhibited his sprawling and now-iconic installation, originally titled Fenxi Shijie de Shu (A book that analyzes the world), better known today as Tianshu or Book from the Sky. This installation comprises a set of 4 hand-printed books, as well as wall and ceiling scrolls printed in the style of a wood letterpress. Black,” a typical urban white-collar worker. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £25. The book is written in a way that any reader, regardless of his or her cultural or educational background, can understand. Buy Book from the Ground by Bing Xu from Waterstones today! Book from the Sky and other projects have brought him considerable international renown. The result is a readable story without words, an account of twenty-four hours in the life of “Mr. After creating a book no one could read, it only made sense for Xu Bing to develop his next project: a book that transcended barriers of language: Book from the Ground. Black,” a typical urban white-collar worker. The result is a readable story without words, an account of twenty-four hours in the life of “Mr. The result is a readable story without words, an account of twenty-four hours in the life of … Introduction. PICTURE THIS: A page of 'Book from the Ground', which narrates a day in the life of an office worker Xu Bing. Xu Bing spent seven years gathering materials, experimenting, revising, and arranging thousands of pictograms to construct the narrative of Book from the Ground. After creating a book no one could read, it only made sense for Xu Bing to develop his next project: a book that transcended barriers of language: Book from the Ground. 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