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Re: Definition of the Artists Book (YES, again)
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: Definition of the Artists Book (YES, again)
- From: charles alexander <chax@THERIVER.COM>
- Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 06:59:52 -0700
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At 07:25 PM 3/4/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Are you a masochist? How's this:
>"Artists book" is a [controversial term given to] book or book-like object
>in which the primary interest, or emphasis, is visual rather than textual.
No, this won't work either. There are plenty of 'artists' books' where it
is precisely the textual which is of primary interest. Typographical
artists' books, and, anyway, is typography textual or visual -- isn't it both?