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Fusion: The Synergy of Images and Words

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 10, 2010 by stevemccurry

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Ever since Gutenberg invented the printing press which enabled everyone to read books, artists have tried to portray the relationship of a reader and his/her book.

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Garrett Stewart’s book, The Look of Reading: Book, Painting, Text, explores the relationship of reading and art.

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We are familiar with words describing images, but not so familiar with images describing words and the impact reading has on our lives.

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Artists from Rembrandt to Picasso have explored the interaction of people with their books.

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Everywhere I go in the world, I see young and old, rich and poor, reading books.   Whether readers are engaged in the sacred or the secular, they are, for a time, transported to  another world.

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Reading a good book is a universal activity, and people read while they do just about everything else.

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Susan Sontag said, “The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality…” The same can be said for reading books

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“When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.”   — Erasmus

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