Every one of us has at least one book in his life which represents something special... a beautiful moment, a romantic place, something important shared with a friend. That's why the students of Designschule München took inspiration from four classics of the world's literature, and imagined a magic library where the books move on the shelves to give life to their characters and their stories: Snow White and her apple, Romeo climbing Juliet's balcony, Scheherazade enchanting her audience and the threatening Moby-Dick emerging from the waters.
This series of videos marked the first step in our partnership with the Live Windows Project. These were the first series of videos produced by students to receive UNRIC's endorsement.
They were screened in Munich, Barcelona & Milan.
More on World Book and Copyright Day:
23 April is a symbolic date for world literature for on this date in 1616, Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo.
It was a natural choice for UNESCO's General Conference, held in Paris in 1995, to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity.
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