A major sculpture in the Beijing Design Week 2011, the ‘Manuscript’ was installed by London designer Paul Cocksedge. The massive sculpture consists of enormous rolled pages intersecting each other of both English and Chinese poetry made of steel sheets.

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The 20-meter wide by 6.5-meter tall structure enables visitors to explore the spaces formed by the intersecting pages.

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Paul Cocksedge said on the project: ‘I am very honoured to have been able to contribute this work, ‘Manuscript’ , to the 2011 Beijing Design Week.

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This structure speaks to so many different aspects of Chinese and British history and culture: poetry and writing, the power and beauty of nature, and, of course, man-made engineering and design.

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At heart, though, ‘Manuscript’ is simply meant to inspire people to look, listen, and make new discoveries .

By Marwah Garib

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