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Re: [BKARTS] Pardon my topicality



Of course, and unfortunately, there will always be a strata of any society that is devoid of soul, conscience and moral compass, not to mention an appreciation for one's culture, and it's implications.  Few people can think deep enough to be able to view there own actions.  We can only hope for the eventual reappropriation of these lost treasures. Many pieces of art and culture that have been looted in the past have been found and returned.  One can assume that, for the most part, these thugs are not staling to have these items for their own collection. Eventually they will be moved, shipped or put on the market.  With communication being what it is, and with the help of interpol etc., we might see their return to the people of Iraq.

Bruce
----- Original Message -----
From: Paul T Werner <paul.werner@NYU.EDU>
Date:         Wed, 16 Apr 2003 11:50:46 -0400
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
Subject:      [BKARTS] Pardon my topicality

> >Nope just quiet. There was one message yesterday, and then nothing until
> >yours today. Perhaps folks are just soaking up the sunshine...
>
> Or maybe soaking up the news that first, the National Museum in Baghdad was destroyed, then the main libraries, leading to the irreparable destruction of books and art objects, including the  first known written text in history. Or perhaps we're just participating in the discussions about these events among various groups of conservators, curators and art dealers who are trying to repair some of the damage and to prevent future catastrophes.
>
> All that and soaking up the sunshine, too.
>
>
> Paul T Werner, New York
> http://theorangepress.com
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> WOID: A journal of visual language
> THE ORANGE PRESS, publishing "Vellum Preparation: History and Technique"
> DRAGONSBLOOD AND ASHES, a project to research and practice the techniques of the medieval scribe
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