First published 1925, my father’s edition 1948, passed down to me with all his other music books twenty years ago.
I found this on Junkee.com. Posted by junkee’s editor Steph Harmon. Sort of literary! Very timely!
Love this book on nineteenth-century shoes. One of the books for sale at this weekend’s Rare Book Fair, at Wilson Hall, University of Melbourne. A snip at $12,500!
Whatever happened to book covers, one of the New Yorker‘s columnists and cartoonists asks.
Ted Nelson is often cited as the guy who invented the term hypertext. So, I thought, let’s see what he actually said. It wasn’t easy to track down his 1973 book Dream Machines, in which he wrote at length about hypertext. I had to borrow a copy from Massey University Library in New Zealand. But what a delight this book turned out to be when it finally arrived. So evocative of the 1970s, fired by idealism, self-sufficiency, anti-authoritarianism, and plain wackiness (witness the fact it’s two books in one, and you can start at either end). Plus I’d forgotten how major a role photocopying and physical pasting played in the creation of the media of that era: reminded me of making student newspapers in the 1970s by cutting out out a story or illustration that took your fancy in another publication, and simply gluing it into the layout of your own. Thanks Ted!