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Re: Definition of the Artists Book (YES, again)
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- Subject: Re: Definition of the Artists Book (YES, again)
- From: Linda Richards <scribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 5 Mar 1998 23:13:24 -0800
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My first post. Forgive my jumping in.
Michael Morin wrote:
> Why is the sky blue. That's easy. If it were brown it would be too
> depressing. It's true. Until Bethlehem Steel closed down the sky in
> Buffalo was always brown! We already had brown water and purple-green dirt
> (Trucked in special from Niagara Falls) Ever since EPA and putting a brick
> in my toilet, everything has been blue sky and sunshine. Blue sky is just
> good design, and we all know that when we see it, right?
So happy + sunshine = good design? I don't think that's what you meant.
Depending on the mood one was trying to establish, brown water,
purple-green dirt and brown sky might -- in fact -- be the perfect
design for the purpose.
'Course, now we're back to collies and breed standards, aren't we?
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