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Het Boekbindboek

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I choose this book at the first sight of the cover. After a few minutes, I thought it was a must-borrow book.

1.It looks old,old fashion and serious. And the photo in the cover caught my eyes.It is diffrent from most of  books in shelves,the name of the book does not play main role in the cover, but the photo which with many interesting details.There is a old man treats a book with many sorts of tools on a workbench: a book is fixed on a strange wooden shelf by a clip,and the man is pulling a wire from that book very carefully. I am so curious that why he is punishing that poor book so seriously? It looks like doing a surgery for a book.

2.It is a dutch book,that means I tatolly can not understand the words in this book,even the meaning of the name,so I felt this a mystery book.And I like mystery things.

Rietveld Academie Library No: 757.7 kiel 1

2 Responses to “Het Boekbindboek”

  1. Judith van Werkhoven Says:

    Interesting about your post is that it makes me wonder if something you write is a spelling mistake, or if you meant it that way. It makes me wonder if knowing the answer to this question even matters. For instance: the sentence ‘why is the man punishing this book’ is great, with or without intending it (perhaps you mean ‘maltreating’). Also, I like the word ‘must-borrow’, I understand what you mean, without it being a word in the strict sense.

  2. Anna Orlikowska Says:

    The image you’ve chosen is really strong. What a sublime cruelty! Maybe it is a Confucian book and the holder of the hammer was a fan of the legendary Li Si, who burned the books and built the Great Wall? Is it the new version of old punishment?

    Anna Orlikowska

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