BOOK_BOOK_OBJECT_CAKE_E_BOOK_ETC

a BOOK is a sequential collection of pages, loose leaf or bound.
It is circulating.

 

a BOOK OBJECT looks like a BOOK but it is not.
a BOOK OBJECT has a sequential collection of pages, loose leaf or bound, but it is not circulating.
it is a unique piece or limited to a few copies.

 

CAKE a cake can look like a BOOK or like a BOOK OBJECT, but it is not.
it is not circulating and is a unique piece or limited to a few copies
it is not readable either. it doesn´t have functioning pages.

 

another term for the same thing would be SCULPTURE with the look of a book
however, a BOOK OBJECT and even a BOOK can be a sculpture, too.

 

an E-BOOK is a digital file that mimics a BOOK, though it is not. Like an ugly duckling, whose real potential is yet to be discovered.
it is a PUBLICATION and is circulating.

 

PAGE PIECES are contributions to a PUBLICATION taking place on a page.
PAGE PIECES are Primary information.
PAGE PIECES need to be published.
If the page count/pagination of their placement matters, PAGE PIECES
are pagination-sensitive
If the verso of the page matters, PAGE PIECES are recto-verso- sensitive.
Rather than illustrating and/or referring to one original idea, every publishing of PAGE PIECE is a manifestation of it.
A earlier or later (re)print or (re-)use of a PAGE PIECE in different context is pari passu.
It is impossible to dive into the same river twice.

—Michalis Pichler

 

*PAGE PIECES in Publishing Manifestos, ed. Michalis Pichler (Berlin: Miss Read 2018), p.235.


Michalis Pichler was trained as a sculptor on the preservation site of Acropolis Monuments Athens. He holds diplomas in Architecture from Technical University Berlin and in Fine Arts from Art Academy Berlin Weissensee, and co-founded and organizes Miss Read: The Berlin Art Book Fair and the Conceptual Poetics Day. He works as a conceptual artist, poet and publisher on the imaginary border between visual art and literature. More information can be found here.

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