A book of the book: some works & projections about the book & writing

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Granary Books, 2000 - Art - 537 pages
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Continuing the exploration of ethnopoetics he began with 'Technicians of the Sacred' (1968), Jerome Rothenberg collaborates with Steven Clay in compiling this anthology examining the book within diverse cultural traditions. From cave paintings, hieroglyphics, and textile weavings to the new implications of advanced publishing techniques and cyberspace, acclaimed poets, scholars, and artists examine the ancient history and near future of the book. Also investigated are the writers and artists whose contributions have integrally furthered our conceptions of a book's possibilities. With more than sixty essays by a broad range of contributors as well as an extensive bibliography for further research and reading, this is a valuable source of information for readers, writers, artists, and booklovers of all persuasions.

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User Review  - Kit Kincade - Goodreads

Did not like it. The editors couldn't decide what they wanted it to be-commentary on the book as a physical object of art, langauge as art, lit crit thinly veiled as book discusion, history of writing, language, or a variety of odes to the book. Read full review

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User Review  - Carolyn - Goodreads

This book is amazing! It has everything from book art, to histories of contracts and literacy. It's very neat Read full review

Contents

JEROME ROTHENBERG
3
STEVE McCAFFERYAND bpNICHOL
17
NOTATION AND THE ART OF READING
25
Copyright

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