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Sofia Singler designs and contributes to book on one of Finland's most prominent modernist poets

last modified Nov 21, 2016 10:27 AM

In addition to authoring the book’s chapter on architecture as a dual metaphor for love and death, Singler was responsible for the cover illustration and design of the book. Alluding to Renaissance frescoes, the book's publisher Athanor says her interpretation of the book’s title – “The Pearl Gate” – presents an intentionally ambiguous understanding of a garden that appears to be wilting and blossoming at once. “In architectural iconography,” Singler says, “the gate marks, rather straightforwardly, an entryway. The question for the modernist mindset is what that entryway leads into – and it is this question that Nummi’s poetry so poignantly asks.”

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