Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Book Arts Tuesday-Books of the Heart

In honor of Valentine's Day, the Crouch Fine Arts Library at Baylor University is highlighting books from its special collections that reflect the heart and things of the heart. Except for a facsimile of the heart-shaped Chansonnier de Jean de Montchenu from the fifteenth century, the books are by contemporary artists. All the images are accompanied by explanatory text. I particularly enjoyed the humor of this one by John Hastings.

"The language in Shakespeare's plays has stood the test of time, but could it survive a translation into text messages by a modern teenager? I asked my 16-year-old granddaughter to rewrite the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet as if it had all happened between two teens text messaging on their cell phones."

J: y do y have 2 b romeo? if u change ur name & promise u luv me ill change mine

Thanks to Sha Towers, Music and Fine Arts Librarian, for sharing this on the Book Arts List. Enjoy—

Books of the Heart || Heart of the Books

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