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Re: [BKARTS] is a book incomplete without title on the spine?



If any of you check out her site, be sure to go back to photo 10 to see the
book within a book....neat!
As for the red vellum book, it is your book, do what makes you happy.  I
think it looks great.
Lee

----- Original Message -----
From: Florian Wolper <f.wolper@xxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, September 08, 2003 9:43 AM
Subject: is a book incomplete without title on the spine?

> Hi everyone,
>
> one week ago I finished a book covered completely parchment, which was
> colored with red and black. I got a really nice cloudy texture on the
> parchment and decided to change my original design: I did not want to
> put any lines on the front, the spine nor the back. I liked the texture
> of the parchment too much.
> When my master revised the book, he told me that it tecnically good, but
> incomplete without any design at the spine. Then I said, that I do not
> like any titles running alongside the spine an it would not be possible
> to put any title on the spine without changing the font (the spine is
> about 15 mm thin). So he answered me that I could put the title letter
> by letter down the spine, BUT A BOOK IS INCOMPLETE WITHOUT ANY DESIGN ON
> THE SPINE, because it is the visible part of the book when its in the
> bookshelf.
> I do not agree and would be interessted in your opinion.
>
> A scan of the book can be found at
> http://community.webshots.com/photo/59210457/87937139rLjFEB

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