Monday, November 12, 2007

8) Is this Book Mail-Art?


Griffin and Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence by Nick Bantock. It is a book I read that deals with the fictive correspondence of two persons. All done very well. I wonder. Do you consider this mail-Art? At www.amazon.com you can look inside the first pages of the book to have an idea. There are 3 (or more?) issues of this series....

3 comments:

Roland Halbritter said...

... the book itself I would say no ...
... the nice decorates envelopes maybe, but I think they were never really sent out ...
... mail art to me means, the letters, postcards must have sent by postal service ...
... by the way this project from Bantok is not that new ...
... already in 1939 Dinah Nelken did something similar ...

Lit: Dinah Nelken: ich an dich. ein Roman in Briefen... Berlin 1939...
... do you know it ? ...
... I can sent you some images ...
... Bantok must for sure have known this book ...
... the parallels are evident ...
... both were bestsellers at its time ...
... so what about a fiktive lovestory ...
... me to you ...
... lol ...

Sharon said...

No, I don't consider it mail art but book art.

wastedpapiers said...

I have this nice book too- also a interactive CD-ROM he made. All very amusing and fun but nothing to do with mail art as I know it.

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