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Re: Artists book



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On Sun, 8 Mar 1998, charles alexander wrote:

> I
> 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!



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