The Radiant Republic
"In these texts, separated by more than two thousand years, Plato and Le Corbusier each describe a city plan designed to provide a framework for morality and ethics. These works are revered, but they are also deeply troubling. In The Radiant Republic, language from Plato and Le Corbusier has been combined to create a narrative in five parts. Each part is bound separately, and features a portion of an interlocking landscape with no fixed beginning or end." - Big Jump Press
Big Jump Press
Philosophy, morality, ethics
27 cm x 17 cm x 11 cm
Box constructed with finger jointed, pressed-wood with pale green cloth lid. Lid has image of three icosahedron forms. Box contains 5 pamphlet-stitched volumes wrapped together. Each volume consists of inked and uninked text impressions with a folded color print at center. Sheet of glass covers nine concrete geometric forms (3 icosahedrons, 3 cubes, and 3 pyramics).
Paper, ink, pressed wood, cement, glass
Bryant, Sarah, "The Radiant Republic" (2019). Rollins College Book Arts Collection. 40.
This work was featured in the Cornell Fine Arts Museum as a part of the exhibition “Common Ground: Selected Works from The Rollins Book Arts Collection” from September 18, 2021 – December 31, 2021.