A New Bible

2.6 A New Bible, a bible composed out of imagery and texts from modernist classics, postmodern internet trash, and imagery from 'Oahspe',
a book written by an American dentist, John Ballou Newbrough (1828 - 1891), who reported it to have been written by automatic writing,
making it one of a number of 19th-century spiritualist works attributed to that practice. The way how Newbrough merged the sci-fi like imagery
with religious texts, made me think of how many modernists like Jan Tschichold and Joseph Muller Brockmann dealt with their content. A very
clear vision of the future combined with a very preaching and old-fashioned style of writing. The book is split in three parts, 'The Book of Objectivity
and Logic' (modernism), 'Big Bang' (rise of the internet), and 'The Book of Chaos' (postmodernism). As both religion, modernism and postmodernism
are ways to organize reality. The book is a visual essay on modernism and postmodernism were the organization and interlinking of the content is in
evidence.







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