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Springer, A (2012) Volumes: The Book as Exhibition, C116

"the book literally becoming the primary4exhibition space. Moreover, when speaking of “site” and “space,” it becomes important to think about the “architecture” of a publication—by understanding, for instance, the pages of a book as equivalent to the walls of a gallery, or by seeing the book primarily as a kind of “place” through which one can move in different ways and which produces all kinds of relationships, but also by pondering a publication’s relation to objecthood." page 37

The “new book” described by Carrión becomes a site that needs to be actively designed in order to communicate an idea not only via its content but also through its form. page 37

Aspen magazine (1965–1971)—a periodical contained in a box that challenged the sensory potential of the print medium by propelling it right into the audio-visual realm of the multimedia spectacle. “You don’t just read [the magazine]: you hear it, feel it, sniff it, taste it, fold it, wear it, shake it, even project it on your living room wall,” described founding editor Phyllis Johnson. page 39

"While the book’s greatest asset since Gutenberg has been the mass-produced creation of virtual space, it is important not to forget its real material properties of being relatively cheap and mobile.15 The book is a real space and certain bookworks play with this reality by translating and infolding architectural spatiality and objecthood onto and in-between a book’s pages." page 39

About the Aspen issue McLuhan said: “[Magazine] means a storehouse, a cache, typically for explosives.”18 page 39

The publication is not so much the documentation of the installation but is an archive from which the installation is born out of despite that it is published after the fact. page 43