Transpositions Tuesday: Are books beautiful anymore?

by Anna Blanch on July 6, 2010

If I were asked to say what is at once the most important production of Art and the thing most to be longed for, I should answer, A Beautiful House; and the thing to be longed for, I should answer, A beautiful Book. – William Morris

Last week over at Transpositions I wrote about this William Morris quote in relation to A Beautiful House. The comments and discussion developed into one which talked about home being a place hospitable to others and hospitable to art itself and its creation, especially for children. This week’s Transpositions post, then, is a beginning towards thinking about the second part of the quote, about beautiful books.

Images: Faber 

Anna M Blanch is founder of Goannatree, and a PhD candidate in the Institute of Theology, Imagination, and the Arts, University of St Andrews, Scotland. She posts over at Transpositions on Tuesdays.

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