[Table of Contents] [Search]


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: what to do with 'em?



At 19:55 9/28/99 -0400, you wrote:
>"What does it mean?"
>
>Well, its a book.
>It doesn't actually mean anything.
>I made it because I wanted to
>(or it was better than not making it).
>I enjoy making things.
>I respond to colours and textures and shapes, especially intimate,
>hand-held things.
>I like the way books fit in my hand, and the way the pages turn, and each
>speaks to me.
>To me it is truly amazing to contemplate the evolution of humanity through
>the vehicle of the book.
>And the variety of colours and shapes and sizes and materials and images
>and binding methods ...
>I could go on but you must be bored by now.
>No?
>Well, in this one I ...
>

<Applause>!!  A non-condencending, perfectly understandable answer!  (And
one that does not appeal to some mystical sense of 'meaning' as well.)

Derek

------------------------------
Proprietor, Interim Books
Used & Rare Books of all sorts
http://www.hurricane.net/~fairwater/
------------------------------
Sponsor, USS Henry L. Stimson homepage
http://www.hurricane.net/~elde/655.html
------------------------------

             ***********************************************
            BOOK_ARTS-L: The listserv for all the book arts.
      For subscription information, the Archive, and other related
            resources and links go to the Book_Arts-L FAQ at:
                  <http://www.dreamscape.com/pdverhey>
             ***********************************************


[Subject index] [Index for current month] [Table of Contents] [Search]