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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 14:25:47 -0500
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On Sun, 8 Mar 1998, charles alexander wrote:
> would hope that "book" could adapt its definition over time to take in more
> than what conforms to what this post suggests.
An illustration, if you will -
Take the word 'painting'. Everyone here knows what a painting is, right?
Would you call art drawn on a computer then printed with a laser printer a
painting? No, you wouldn't, because it wasn't painted. It was drawn,
then it was printed. Same thing goes for a car - who here calls a moped a
car? No one, methinks. Cars are enclosed and usually larger than mopeds.
Therefore, the same thing applies to a book. A sheet of paper hung from a
twig is not a book, it does not have pages, nor are they bound with a
cover. Same difference. If you start to blur the definition of
everything, you completely destroy the language. Language is about
specifics, not vagueness. TTYL!
Paul Anderson - Self-employed Megalomaniac
"With all due respect, you, sir, have the intellect of a pickle."
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