Special Publication

Negotiating Symbols Across Time and Place

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This book introduces the reader to the symbolic images of Singaporean temples built in the Hokkien style. Each of the texts explains the meaning, mythology, setting and materials behind the symbolism. To enhance the value of these cultural images, the book is designed as a traditional bamboo scroll, which allows for the depiction of a continuous narrative; the viewing is a progression through time and space. Each book consists of 225 bamboo strips, measuring 4.35 metres in length, and takes about five days to be produced.

  • Client:
    Basheer Graphic Books Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Design:
    Jesvin Yeo, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Printing:
    Sky Liu, Neo-Brands Co., Ltd., Shenzhen