Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Books and Bookshelves
It seems that people love to buy classic, leather-bound books to display on their shelves. Also elaborate or gigantic bookcases stocked with multicolored tomes have been assembled as art pieces in themselves. This photograph shows a seemingly bottomless wall of un-shelved, stacked, old (but more importantly, read) books. The books were not collected for the sake of an image--or at least I'm assuming. This sort of photo communicates an understanding of utility as well as respect, rather than concern with appearance. We are shown the pages, not the spines. These are books full of words and time; they are not just colors to be assorted.