Tales of Topographic Books
HM generally is not a fan of people who attempt to make books something "more" or "different" than what they are. The history of printed books really comes down to trying to maintain the beauty and excellence that distinguishes incunabula."Book objects" typically sound more interesting in description or concept than they are in reality, in part because, ultimately, they fail the most basic of tests: they aren't books. They're oddities and curiosities.
Altered books, however, have proven interesting. Sometimes these create new books [texts], as with Crispin Hellion Glover's works. Or they create interesting text-based graphic panels, like Tom Phillips' A Humument. And most recently brought to our attention, the beautiful landscape & interior sculptures of Guy Laramee. Repurposing at its best. Koolkoolkool.
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