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Re: book or sculpture
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- Subject: Re: book or sculpture
- From: "Judith B. Kerman" <kerman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 9 Mar 1998 20:32:23 -0500
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I like the word "bookwork" as a more general word, including artists'
books as well as other things. But there are certainly "bookworks" which
don't function as books. The punning part of my mind suggests a new
"portmanteau" word (an idea Lewis Carroll used in the Alice books -
"slithy" being a combination of "lithe" and "slimy"). How about calling
something like this a "book-alike"?
On Mon, 9 Mar 1998, Claudia Stall wrote:
> This example, for me, would be a book look-alike. It can't function as a
> book therefore, not a book.
"Function as a book" suggests that container idea, I guess - seems
worthwhile as a basic. And maybe the idea that you normally can't
see/read/experience the whole thing at once, that performance aspect, is
also a basic idea. So scrolls and codices both fit - how about tunnel books?
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