The Material is a series about the interaction with the physical world of books. It takes no feat of the imagination to speculate on the role of the printed book in the future. I found it an important time to investigate the physicality of the boards and bindings of the insignificant as well as the culturally relevant. The arrangements reflect an organization, a mode of ordering within the structure of the interior space. How we think about the material world of books relates to the ways we read them. As we forge ahead into the virtual, how will our necessary conditions for understanding change with how we acquire information?
Michael Cappabianca lives and works in Cambridge, MA. He has exhibited nationally with solo shows in Los Angeles; Portland, OR; and Lebanon, NH. He was included in American Photography 26. He can usually be found in a bookstore somewhere in the Boston area.