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Re: Book or sculpture?
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: Book or sculpture?
- From: Doug Philips <dwp@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 10:35:36 -0500
- Message-id: <199803111544.HAA27144@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Organization: Transarc Corporation
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On Mon, 9 Mar 1998, BerwynH indited:
+You can buy Keith Smith's books in loose folios. So I guess that would
+they are not books since they have not been bound and only the act of
+creates the book....
Aha! But if they aren't a book until they're bound, what are you
buying? Surely not a book, since it doesn't exist yet, at least not
in the strictest sense. Perhaps a concrete form of a John Cage
composition then, not a book, but a recipe for book, including the
ingredients! But, say I bind my book so that the folios are not
arranged in page number order, but in some other order. Perhaps I'll
take a micrometer and measure them all and bind them by thickness, or
similarly by weight, or color. A book that is and is not the one I