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Bryant Figure Study

Sarah Bryant and David N Allen
Figure Study
Brighton, UK: Big Jump Press, 2015
Gould Library Special Collections

To create this book, artist Sarah Bryant and her collaborator, biologist David Allen worked with population data from every region on earth. Bryant and Allen used the data to create population pyramids, and paired the charts to create abstract, figure-like forms that make clear the disparities between regions. By printing the images on translucent, loose-leaf papers, they encourage viewers to make comparisions, consider differences, and reflect on the stories told by the numbers.

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