Book Art and a Limitation of E-Books
Here at digital book world, we love e-books. We love reading ‘em and we love writing about ‘em.
But there are some things you just can’t do with an e-books, like this:
Last night, I was invited into the lovely West Village NYC home of Gael Towey who is chief integration and creative director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia for a launch of something interesting that I’ll be able to tell you more about tomorrow. Aside from the raison d’etre for the event, the most fascinating thing was a series of paper sculptures. Each sculpture was a tower of folded paper exploding out of a book. Think: Tim Burton movie set in a library.
The pieces reminded me that though there is some element of the miraculous in the rise of e-books and e-ink and tablet computers that put the power of god and all the information in the world literally at your fingertips, there is still untapped magic in the printed book.