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Re: flowers in paper
- To: Multiple recipients of list BOOK_ARTS-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: flowers in paper
- From: "David I. Sheidlower" <dsheidlo@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 20 Aug 1996 05:51:40 -0700
- Message-id: <199608201249.FAA12132@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
One can hope they fade, change color, go through chromotographic
permutations of their pigment.
Here's a call for a little discussion on the aesthetics of using
materials and processes that DO change over time.
Did a book once where I spread white chalk all over black endpapers.
Every time someone touched the paper, the chalk changed.
Wouldn't it be perfect to print Shakespeare's "Before the flowers of
friendship faded, friendship faded" on paper where the flowers therein