“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Ivakhiv's book

Adrian Ivakhiv just sent me his book. I've only ever seen it as a jacket-less library copy, so it's very nice to have the real thing. What a beauty. Presses have such different ideas as to what constitutes a good cover. I love how this one incorporates polyvalent symbolism into almost Mondrian-like simplicity. Of course I really like the arguments therein, especially as a frequenter of Glastonbury and Avebury (if you don't know Avebury, you should! The real Stonehenge!)

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