Sunday, August 30, 2015

Book #242

Loose-Leaf Book

Today's book might not be considered a book because it is not a codex. In Books, Boxes and Portfolios, Zeier considers collections of loose pages to be books and defends their status as true books in spite of contrary opinions elsewhere. My example is a traditional Japanese case that I made specifically to house a collection of art prints.

3 comments:

Carley Biblin said...

I had no idea that this was a subject of debate in the book-making world. Fascinating. If I could weigh in, I'd say that it's a book if it has a cover to open and close and the pages housed within are set and unchanging (whether or not they are stitched in place). I wonder how other people would define it.

Rhonda Miller said...

I suppose it's more likely to be debated outside the the book-making world. The book-making world is pretty flexible in its definitions :D

Carley Biblin said...

Phew! That's probably a good thing. ;)