Rain-bowed Slick of a Bubble

E.L. Doctorow writes in The Book of Daniel:

I worry about images. Images are what things mean. Take the word image. It connotes soft, sheer flesh shimmering on the air, like the rain-bowed slick of a bubble. Image connotes images, the multiplicity of being an image.

When computer animation allows for movement of the once two-dimensional image, the “rain-bowed slick” of multiplicity becomes easier to imagine. The following video is credited to the book collector and graphic designer, Shawn Hazen.

He describes his book collection on his blog Book Worship:

For the most part, these are graphically interesting, but otherwise uncollectible, books that entered and exited bookstores quietly in the 50s, 60s, and 70s.

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