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Re: Artists book

It keeps me alive to stretch the bounds of how we conceive of things. It's
what keeps us progressing and moving into the realm of discovery and
creativity. Ultimately, definitions don't really matter. What matters
is what results from pushing limits. But if some want to hold on to the
tight and narrow, that's fine, as long as I can continue to travel into
the unkown. I agree with those who have responded to this discussion
about the definition of the artists book that you really have to see 'em
to understand how others define 'em. Isn't it just plain boring to have
only one definition? YFC

On Sun, 8 Mar 1998, Paul Anderson wrote:

> On Sat, 7 Mar 1998, yara ferreira cluver wrote:
> > I feel I must write in defense of those BSO's (book-shaped objects), since
> > I make them. My definition of not just the artists book, but book in
> > general is an object which contains.
> >
> The definition of what a book is is simple:
> A book consists of a number of peice of paper sewn together, and bound
> with a cover.
> That, my friends is a book.  A scroll is not a book.  It is a scroll.  Nor
> are commas floating down a river.  A number of things have been called
> books, which aren't books.  It's like calling a fish a pen - they have no
> similarities beyond common shape.  A chiseled stone is not a book, not
> until you bind a number of them together in the form of pages.  Sorry,
> that's the facts.  TTYL!
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