Hardcover – September 1, 2023

Author & Designer
Michelle Zamora  

“Breath is one of the most beautiful and thoughtfully designed thesis books I have ever seen...The entire book makes me want to read it all the way through...this is the kind of thesis book that you absolutely want to share with the world. It is rare to design something that is both extremely delicate and extremely confident and precise.” – Martin Venezky, artist and photographer featured in 2001 SFMOMA solo exhibition and current professor in the Graduate Design Program at California College of the Arts

Not singularly an academic endeavor; “Breath” is a documentation of a personal and artistic odyssey. Following the narrative arc of the four truths of life: 1. Life is a bumpy road 2. Life is impermanent 3. Life is interdependent and 4. Life can be great, Zamora delves into the existential meaning of breath through thoughtful prose, poetry, and impeccable design. 

In her debut book, Zamora invites readers to pause, reflect, and appreciate the subtle beauty and significance of something as fundamental as breath, reminding us that life, in all its complexities, is beautifully intertwined with every inhalation and exhalation.