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Re: Artists book
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: Artists book
- From: Karen Sanders <karen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 12:00:14 -0500
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The most special works of art (to me) are those that use the characteristics
of the media in a special way. For example one might say, only with the
transparency of watercolor could the artist express xxxxxx.
Then, think of the Sistine Chapel. So much beautiful work, why couldn't he
have used a more easily maintainable media?
The "bookness" uses sequencing, user interaction, the physical feel of the
book. Or by denying those qualities, making us think about what a book
> Perhaps, in this situation, the question is "_Why_ is it a book?"
Karen from Atlanta