A classic of ancient Chinese literature Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” takes a new form in my 3D printed edition. This 3D printed book is 5″ x 3.875″ x 1.125″ printed in translucent PLA resin and contains the text of “The Art of War” on a USB flash drive and plastic toy soldiers. There is a profile of a toy soldier wielding a bayoneted rifle debossed on the front cover, and the my signature is 3D printed on the bottom of the “pages.” The flash drive also is signed, numbered and dated. Like my other books, this one cannot be read without destroying it.
You can read more about this classic book and the author on Wikipedia From the wikipedia text: “The book is not only popular among military theorists, but has also become increasingly popular among political leaders and those in business management. Despite its title, The Art of War addresses strategy in a broad fashion, touching upon public administration and planning. The text outlines theories of battle, but also advocates diplomacy and cultivating relationships with other nations as essential to the health of a state.”
I was pleased to see that the historic Chinese form of a book is quite different from what we recognize to be a book today.