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Unusual Circle Book Structures
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Unusual Circle Book Structures
- From: Jack Ginsberg <JackG@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 3 Jul 1997 15:56:31 +0200
- Message-id: <199707031400.HAA17194@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
In a message dated 97-07-03 06:07:58 EDT (Kim Nickens) writes:
<< I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas on unusual book structures/
formats using circular covers/pages. >>
A few interesting round books from recent years are:
1. The World is Round by Gertrude Stein. Published by the Arion
Press. San Francisco, 1986. This is really a very rounded "D" with
the spine on the straight but reduced vertical.
2. Faces by Susan Allix. London 1993. Again a rounded "D" bound and
housed in a round box.
3. World Peace by Edward Hutchins. New York, 1991. Fascinating round
quadrant-folded structures housed in a round Perspex box. Unbound.
4. Boundless. A Dadaist object. Round book, spiralbound around the
perimeter which renders it unopenable! Was (and might still be)
available from Printed Matter in New York.
I am sure there are many others of which I am unaware. Specialist
collections of Artist's Books would be the place to look although I
doubt whether they would be classified under "round books"!
Jack M. Ginsberg
Johannesburg, South Africa