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Federico Babina's ARCHIWRITER Illustrations Visualize the "Architecture of a Text"

Federico Babina's ARCHIWRITER Illustrations Visualize the "Architecture of a Text"

“Immersed in reading a book it feels like [being] inside an architecture, a metaphysical space surrounded by the words,” says Federico Babina, discussing his latest series of illustrations, ARCHIWRITER. In the new series of 27 drawings, the illustrator has created “portraits” of authors by personifying their writing styles, periods, and locations as built environments made from architectural elements and words. Heightening this sense of individuality, Babina states that the resultant portraits can be “fluctuating, vernacular, itinerant, ephemeral, concentric, labyrinthine, surrealist, oneiric, and futuristic.”

© Federico Babina
© Federico Babina

Prose is architecture, not interior decoration. – Ernest Hemingway

Fiódor Dostoyevski, the philosophical polyphone

© Federico Babina
© Federico Babina

Italo Calvino, the exactitude of imagination

© Federico Babina
© Federico Babina

Franz Kafka, the labyrinth of metaphors

© Federico Babina
© Federico Babina

George Orwell, the effective minimalism

© Federico Babina
© Federico Babina

Jack Kerouac, the improvisation journey

© Federico Babina
© Federico Babina

Charles Bukowski, the urban poetry

© Federico Babina
© Federico Babina

Haruki Murakami, the noisy loneliness

© Federico Babina
© Federico Babina

Hermann Hesse, the hagiography mysticism

© Federico Babina
© Federico Babina

Albert Camus, the sense of isolation

© Federico Babina
© Federico Babina

Milan Kundera, the lightness of absence

© Federico Babina
© Federico Babina

Federico García Lorca, the power of metaphor

© Federico Babina
© Federico Babina

León Tolstói, the ascetic morality

© Federico Babina
© Federico Babina

Paul Auster, the layers of identity

© Federico Babina
© Federico Babina

Ernest Hemingway, the absence of lyrical

© Federico Babina
© Federico Babina

Oscar Wilde, the tears of hedonism

© Federico Babina
© Federico Babina

William Shakespeare, the medieval metaphor

© Federico Babina
© Federico Babina

Raymond Carver, the ordinary details

© Federico Babina
© Federico Babina

William Burroughs, the paranoid order

© Federico Babina
© Federico Babina

Dante Alighieri, the lyric travel

© Federico Babina
© Federico Babina

John Fante, the beauty of bitterness

© Federico Babina
© Federico Babina

Truman Capote, the fashionable nightmare

© Federico Babina
© Federico Babina

Richard Wright, the cage of race

© Federico Babina
© Federico Babina

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the timeless isolation

© Federico Babina
© Federico Babina

Henry Miller, the sensuality of reality

© Federico Babina
© Federico Babina

Isaac Asimov, the hidden universe

© Federico Babina
© Federico Babina

Marcel Proust, the structure of memory

© Federico Babina
© Federico Babina

James Joyce, the stream of consciousness

© Federico Babina
© Federico Babina
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Cite: Vladimir Gintoff. "Federico Babina's ARCHIWRITER Illustrations Visualize the "Architecture of a Text"" 02 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/788737/federico-babinas-archiwriter-illustrations-visualize-the-architecture-of-a-text/> ISSN 0719-8884
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© Federico Babina

Federico Babina的 ARCHIWRITER 系列插画表现了 "文学里的建筑"