I found this book today at the Powell’s that recently opened near me. Much to my surprise and delight upon picking it up, I realized the cover and book end papers are thermochromic! A summary of the contents of this book:
“Skin represents a place where art, science, philosophy and social culture intersect. With a growing number of bodily extensions and the continuous discovery of new areas – physical, virtual and psychological – the clear distinctive lines between individuals, countries and even species are beginning to blur. Advances in bio-medical research together with deconstructivist theories in philosophy are reflected in the work of many artists using skin, materially or metaphorically, as an interface, whose work goes beyond the descriptive surface of the skin, to explore issues of xeno-transplants, trans-species and trans-racial exchanges. In recent years, a trend towards the analysis of skin, its functions and meanings, has emerged in the practice of many artists using wet biology, bio-architecture and self-experimentation.”
-whoa- I obviously had to buy it, and what’s better? The lovely, low price of $5.00!
Mondays aren’t so shabby after all!