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Re: [BKARTS] Book or Sculpture?



Attached is a photo .jpg of the Beijing bookstore sculpture.  Wonder if this
is book art or sculpture??  I was shocked at the 4-5 story store: there were
hundreds of people inside READING, just standing around reading books!
Teri Lynn Herbert, Charleston


> From: John Cutrone <jcutrone@xxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: Book_Arts-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 11:13:26 -0400
> To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Book or Sculpture?
>
> Uh-oh. This could get become a wild and interesting thread.
>
> JCBA was recently offered a piece by an artist, a solid granite
> "book" that is currently sitting in a library across the country. All
> we had to do was pay to ship it here to Florida and it could be ours.
> But while we accept a really broad definition of BOOK here, this was,
> to us, not a book, but a sculpture, and so did not fit our mission at
> all, so we declined the offer.
>
> With a book there is a progression--of time, of story, of some
> element. We begin somewhere and end in a different place. The granite
> "book" did not seem to hold this element of bookness for us.
>
> John Cutrone
> Programs Coordinator
> The Arthur & Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts
> Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
> Boca Raton, Florida
> http://www.jaffecollection.org
>
>
>
> On Sep 25, 2008, at 10:44 AM, L Murphy wrote:
>
>> So my question is: what defines a book as opposed to a sculpture?
>> Is it text or is it the original intent?  Any opinions would be
>> much-valued.
>>
>> Lisa
>
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