Para Além da Terceira Dimensão: Gallery Book
The physical recreation of the virtual art gallery included a
professionally designed and printed gallery book, whose cover is shown
here. A portion of the image "Klein Bottle" is used very effectively on
the cover, and it became the signature piece for Para Além da
Terceira Dimensão, appearing on posters, pamphlets, and other
This 64-page booklet includes full-page reproductions of all the
pieces that appeared in the art show, together with the descriptive
text from the web site in both English and Portuguese. (Most of this
text also appears in the article "An interactive gallery on the
internet: 'Surfaces beyond the third dimension,'"
A copy of the web site for the show
is contained on a CD that is included at the back of the gallery book.
When the book went to press, however, Arte Numerica, the group
in Portugal that was doing the technical work for the show, had not
yet produced the high-resolution versions of the images that they were
to use in the final prints for the exhibit. Unfortunately, this meant
that they were forced to use low-resolution images in this book, and
the pixelation is quite apparent. Also, there are a number of
typographical errors in the English sections of the book (e.g.,
incorrect fonts not styles), though the Portuguese portions are more
accurate in that respect. Thus an otherwise gorgeous production is
marred by a few technical problems.