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The work of art remains always outside its critical appreciation

“If the world revealed in a work of art remains always outside that work, the work of art remains always outside its critical appreciation. “Form,” writes Balzac, “in its representations, is what it is among us: just a trick to communicate ideas, feelings, a vast expanse of poetry. noch 124 Wörter

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Words constantly flow beyond the framework of a page

“Unlike pictures, written words constantly flow beyond the framework of a page: a book’s covers do not establish the boundaries of a text, which never exists entirely as a physical whole, only in snatches or summaries. noch 174 Wörter

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A Reading Diary : A Year of Favourite Books by Alberto Manguel

Title: A Reading Diary: A Year of Favourite Books
Author: Alberto Manguel
Publisher: Canongate
ISBN: 978-1841958217
Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoirs, Books, Reading
Pages: 272
Source: Personal Copy… noch 391 Wörter

Books

Storytelling exists in time, pictures in space

“Formally, storytelling exists in time, pictures in space. During the Middle Ages, a single painted panel could depict a narrative sequence, incorporating the flow of time into the confines of a spatial frame, as in our modern comic strips, with the same character appearing repeatedly in one unifying landscape as he or she progresses through the picture’s plot. noch 83 Wörter

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A History of Reading

by Alberto Manguel

ISBN 978-0-14-312671-3

“Since the earliest vestiges of prehistoric civilization, human society has tried to overcome the obstacles of geography, the finality of death, the erosion of oblivion. noch 762 Wörter

Non-Fiction

Reading Pictures: What We Think About When We Look at Art - #CCF

The first time I stepped into an art gallery I was lost. I didn’t know how to engage with the the works that were mounted and framed on the walls. noch 155 Wörter

Fresh Milk

“Maybe this is why we read, and why in moments of darkness we return to books: to find words for what we already know.”

~Alberto Manguel

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