A Big Book for a Small Kingdom

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“Bhutan,” to be released today, is five feet high, opens to nearly seven feet wide, and weighs more than 130 pounds. A picture book of 114 pages, it pushes the technological frontiers of digital photography and computer printing.

Each book uses a roll of paper 5 feet wide and 400 feet long, a third longer than a football field. Each copy consumes two gallons of ink and takes 24 hours of printer time.

It is a joint effort between M.I.T. and the small kingdom Bhutan. Read the story at today’s New York Times: For a Small Kingdom, a Visual History in a Big Book