Sunday, 6 November 2011

Bookish

Ooh. A new exhibition proposal (and vaguely book related, for all those who turn up here in the vain hope of finding a bookcrossing.)

It is going to be in a bookshop in Broadway Market. And will feature prints inspired by our favourite books. This is the project I've been waiting for all my life.

But can I think of an idea? No.

What would choose as your favourite book, if you had to make the cover, or illustrate it?

8 comments:

  1. Well, my favourite book is Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh. So for the cover I'd have a 3D picture of Eric Pickles and John Prescott playing oily naked Twister.

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  2. Thanks for that image. This is the first comment that nearly didn't make it past the comment moderation.

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  3. Not exactly my favourite books, but I'd do Kate Atkinson's Human Croquet with dark fairytale-type images. Edmond Dulac gone bad. Or Julian Barnes' Arthur and George with woodcut-type suggestions of horse mutilation. Something subversive and disturbing.

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  4. Horse mutilation?! shh, TB, don't let Bowleserised hear you.

    I read 'Behind the Scenes...' but didn't make it any further with Kate Atkinson, I should investigate.

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  5. We're also going to have an exhibition in Westfield about SHOPPING hurrah.

    An idea came as I was dropping off to sleep, I'm going to do the scene from Through the Looking Glass where Alice finds herself in a shop (with a knitting sheep) but the things keep disappearing as she goes to get them from the shelves. It's always struck me as a good metaphor for consumerism, & gratification always being out of reach...

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  6. Au Bonheur des Dames by Zola – the first department stores as mega, people crushing machines. The creation of desire etc.

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  7. Ah, I like a bit of Zola, I don't know that one. Yes, it is a good opportunity to bite the hand that feeds us...

    Just thought of another fantastic short story by Dorothy Parker about two girls going window shopping too.

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  8. http://ssrev-rays.blogspot.com/2010/01/standard-of-living-dorothy-parker.html

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