Imperfect Book

Huan Liu
A poetry book about Zen philosophy.
The imperfect book is a poetry book about Zen philosophy. Not only the main idea of the poems in the book are about Zen philosophy but also using different material and ways to express the ideas. Ancient poetry is a huge part of traditional Chinese culture, and it was highly influenced by Zen philosophy.

Imperfection is the nature of the world and it is beautiful.

By using different kinds of papers and paper caving techniques, each page can interact with other pages and it becomes more than just one page. The illustrations were done traditionally in ink and wash. Each page was done differently depending on the meaning of the poem.The open binding method of the book shows the spin and the thread going thought each page emphasized the main idea of imperfection.