Saturday, 20 March 2010

Cut along the dotted line

As an ex-ship-bottler, I’m intrigued. Diffusion has a list of texts (and other things) you can download as A4 pages and then, following IKEA-like instructions, assemble into small-format books. I tried William Firebrace’s Specious Spacious, one of a series of essays on Georges Perec’s Species of Spaces. The pagination seems a little awry, but that’s because I wasn’t paying attention properly. As well as contemporary titles (including several by Tony White), the list of works available includes texts by Gertrude Stein and Edgar Allan Poe (translated by Mallarmé); lots of pictures too, as in George Stubbs’ The Anatomy of a Horse.

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