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Re: Artists book
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: Artists book
- From: Paul Anderson <paul@GEEKY1.EBTECH.NET>
- Date: Sun, 8 Mar 1998 06:14:57 -0500
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On Sat, 7 Mar 1998, yara ferreira cluver wrote:
> I feel I must write in defense of those BSO's (book-shaped objects), since
> I make them. My definition of not just the artists book, but book in
> general is an object which contains.
The definition of what a book is is simple:
A book consists of a number of peice of paper sewn together, and bound
with a cover.
That, my friends is a book. A scroll is not a book. It is a scroll. Nor
are commas floating down a river. A number of things have been called
books, which aren't books. It's like calling a fish a pen - they have no
similarities beyond common shape. A chiseled stone is not a book, not
until you bind a number of them together in the form of pages. Sorry,
that's the facts. TTYL!
Paul Anderson - Self-employed Megalomaniac
"With all due respect, you, sir, have the intellect of a pickle."
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