Lucie Faurès

"How can we imagine the activity of a brain that is exclusively occupied, throughout its life, by a surface composed of sixty-four black and white cells"
[Extract from The Chess Player, Stefan Zweig]

This publication is a re-edition of a classic, The Chess Player by Stefan Zweig, and it is based on a grid inspired by a chessboard. Sea, prison, chess game, index, the main environments of this story, take place inside this grid. The images represent the best chess players, indexed at the end of the publication and following the reading codes of the chessboard. The publication uses a Swiss binding technique to allow the reader to use the cover of the book to play chess, using the origami pieces presented at the end of the book. The duality between black and white, horizontal and vertical lines, reminds the schizophrenia of the main character, stuck like the text in a chess game.