Monthly Archives: March 2008

Neat things that have been built out of books…

 Barbara Tuchman:

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.

Francis Bacon:

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed on and digested.


Dissection of the book…

There are many types of readers. Those who re-read, over and over again, liking the way the indentations in the spine and dog-eared pages indicate a book that was enjoyed. And then there are those (me included) who cringe whenever a book spine is broken or someone dog-ears a page. Some books have earned those battle scars over the years, I will not lie. I’ve even thought of going out to buy another copy, just so that one copy is the one I can read and do whatever to and the other can sit there looking all pretty on my shelf… but I know that will earn an even greater uproar over the ever-increasing mass of books invading my room from my boyfriend who doesn’t particularly share the same opinion as me of having my own personal library of books…

However, I will concede that Brian Dettmer, is a freaking genius and even I would put one of his ‘book autopsies’ on a shelf in admiration because his art is awesome. However, not everyone shares that opinion. Check it out and you tell me, is it a waste of a good book or is it an extremely creative, powerful way to express oneself?