Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Textiles and Books

"Sir Thomas Browne appropriately wrote of the close affinities between the text and textury - i.e. weaving..
In other words, he seems to imply that the more loose threads one attempts to work into the intricacy of one’s pattern of argument, the more the danger that one loses track of the structuration. And, moreover, like a piece of poor knitting, pull one hanging strand to retrace the route taken, and the whole garment unravels."

Graham White, What is a Book?



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