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Re: book or sculpture?



Could it be a book-in-waiting? ;)  I guess it will be a book when it is
capable of being read.

Boy, this gets tangled up!  Great discussion.

C. Stall

At 05:31 PM 03/09/1998 -0500, you wrote:
>>>This discuss brings to mind an art piece done by Mary Scott from Calgary,
>>>Alberta Canada that always intrigued me.
>>>
>>>She wrote a narration on several pages using a syringe filled with paint.
>>>With this method she created a stack of sheets measuring about 4 inches by
>>>5 inchs and about 1 1/2 inches thick.  The stack was bound by jute, package
>>>style with a bow on top so that the contents could not be read, only the
>>>top sheet.    >>Colette Vosberg
>
>At 01:50 PM 3/9/98 -0800, Claudia Stall wrote:
>>OK, my 2cents worth....If it doesn't have movement (i.e. open), it is not
>>really a "book".  If it doesn't unroll, it is not a scroll.  Etc.  A single
>
>Do you mean to imply then, that a bound collection of pages, contained
>within shrink wrap as one might receive from a mail-order source, does not
>become a book until the packaging is actually removed, thus allowing the
>movement?
>
>signed, devil's advocate
>
>
Claudia Stall
Head, Collection Preservation Unit
San Diego State University
Love Library

         "Be kind, do good work, and touch the earth gently."


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