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Re: book or sculpture?
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: book or sculpture?
- From: Claudia Stall <cstall@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 9 Mar 1998 14:51:33 -0800
- Message-id: <199803092252.OAA21250@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "Book_Arts-L: The list for all the book arts!" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Could it be a book-in-waiting? ;) I guess it will be a book when it is
capable of being read.
Boy, this gets tangled up! Great discussion.
At 05:31 PM 03/09/1998 -0500, you wrote:
>>>This discuss brings to mind an art piece done by Mary Scott from Calgary,
>>>Alberta Canada that always intrigued me.
>>>She wrote a narration on several pages using a syringe filled with paint.
>>>With this method she created a stack of sheets measuring about 4 inches by
>>>5 inchs and about 1 1/2 inches thick. The stack was bound by jute, package
>>>style with a bow on top so that the contents could not be read, only the
>>>top sheet. >>Colette Vosberg
>At 01:50 PM 3/9/98 -0800, Claudia Stall wrote:
>>OK, my 2cents worth....If it doesn't have movement (i.e. open), it is not
>>really a "book". If it doesn't unroll, it is not a scroll. Etc. A single
>Do you mean to imply then, that a bound collection of pages, contained
>within shrink wrap as one might receive from a mail-order source, does not
>become a book until the packaging is actually removed, thus allowing the
>signed, devil's advocate
Head, Collection Preservation Unit
San Diego State University
"Be kind, do good work, and touch the earth gently."