[LMB] OT: AKICOTL: category or genre of book that ...

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Wed May 12 05:52:43 BST 2021


"Concrete poetry" was a thing for a while in the "Sixties."

Could that be what you were thinking of?

On Tue, May 11, 2021 at 11:41 PM WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com> wrote:

> I remember a book with strange type settings such as spiral, loops, and
> zigzag. I remember very little else about it, including the title or
> author. It was supposed to be avant-garde but I found it hard to read and,
> to me, pretentious. Of course, that could be silly me not being able to
> appreciate great art.
>
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>
> There was a 2 volume book I've been looking for off and on called, I
> believe,  "A History of Fandom"  I don't think it was ever turned into a
> ebook.
>
> On Tue, May 11, 2021, 8:36 PM Sharon Micenko <wembleyware at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > All I can think of is graphic novel.
> >
> > Sharon
> >
> > > On 12 May 2021, at 8:46 am, Pouncer via Lois-Bujold <
> > lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
> > >
> > > I relay a question from a conversation, in hopes.
> > >
> > > What word  describes the general kind of book or literature
> > > for which I can only wave my hands and perhaps provide
> > > a few examples?
> > >
> > > This is a style of physical (dead tree) book that is
> > > neglected among e-books.  Every page is densely graphical.
> > > Intentionally set in non-standard lines.  Illustrated,
> > > sometimes the hand-lettered text constrained in shapes
> > > related to the concept being conveyed.  Often monochrome
> > > but if so, usually NOT Black on White.
> > >
> > > Ram Dass's  _Be Here Now_.  John Muir _How to Keep
> > > Your Volkswagon Alive_.  At the edges of the category
> > > might be Edward Tufte's _Visual Display of Quantitative
> > > Information_.  'Zines and anthologies of zines.
> > >
> > > A lot of the small- or self-published books in the
> > > 1970s and 80s were of this ... ilk?
> > >
> > > Suggestions?
> > >
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