The act of book burning has been described as the ultimate form of censorship, often enforced by totalitarian regimes as a form of control over its citizens. The publication documents the book burnings of 1933 throughout German universities that came to be known as 'The Holocaust of Books'. The irreversible act of burning knowledge creates a deep sense of loss for both the physical object and the ideas it holds. In order to illustrate this typographically I have decreased the words per line throughout the publication, to represent the gaps in knowledge caused by the burning of books. The hardback cover has been screen printed with thermochromic ink, so that the book reflects a charred object retrieved from the fire and the cover is only revealed by the heat of human touch.
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