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Book Burning

Douglas  Beube

1995
number 1
edition of 1

Altered Books, as a genre, is the synthesis of language and sculpture. These found books become fictions of my own although they were initially published by other authors and commercially bound in large quantities.// Removing and transforming parts of the book's structure, or adding physical elements, draws attention to the book as an object occupying a space rather than a collection of printed text or imagery. Instead of relying solely upon mental or abstract levels of thinking in understanding the content of the books, readers enter the cluster of pages and photographs through the sense of sight.// Densely packed volumes of text, with their stories, are revealed through the language of both physical touch and sight.// [end of essay with "Lies"]

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