London designer Paul Cocksedge installed giant pages of poetry made from rolled steel sheets outside the China Millennium Monument during Beijing Design Week. Both Chinese and English poems were inscribed onto the curled sheets of the 20metre-high metre-wide sculpture, entitled Manuscript. Visitors could sit or lie down on the individual pages. Paul Cocksedge said:‘I am very honoured to have been able to contribute this work,‘Manuscript’, to the 2011 Beijing Design Week. This structure speaks to so many different aspects of Chinese and British history and culture: poetry and writing, the power and beauty of nature, and, of course, man–‐made engineering and design. At heart, though,‘Manuscript’ is simply meant to inspire people to look, listen, and make new discoveries…’
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