ABOUT GUELYLAND

"One of the smallest , independent kingdoms in the ciberuniverse. Nothing fancy. Population? Just me, myself and my jaguars, my movies and my books (and, at this very moment, YOU). Hided and secret like Skull Island or Opar, the ancients in Guelyland use to read the scrools of a minor god called Voor-Hes.
Most of the treasures of Guelyland are made of paper, plastic and vinyl.Guelyland dreams with expanding in deep more then in surface. The music of Nik Kershaw has been heard here. There are apes, lots of apes in Guelyland. Woody Allen and Bob Hope visit it quite often. Here we love books (the Kingdoms Library is both celebrated and secret) Here we are atheists but very tolerant and think of god a bit too often and much. Guelyland is, the stuff my dreams are made of..."

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Monday, March 1, 2010

BOOKS IN THE MAKING


After seen this old short film I can't help but loving my old books even more. How much work involved to get them made! I knew it was no simple task but i didn't know how really complicated was. On the other hand, we have these expresso book machines and then those e-readers that don't even need paper and our own blogs that we can print in seconds. The old short film is from 1947 and made by the guys from the Encyclopedia Brittanica. The other is some infomercial for books made on demand (a thing that i personally don't see myself "demanding" at all).
Call me old fashion but I am not that practical when it comes to books. For me are more like toys then tools. More pleasure then work. Is like comparing a gourmet diner or a delicious home made meal with fast junk food : I know I can eat anything but I know what I would prefer if I can choose. Harryhausen instead of CGI.


1947


2010

5 comments:

Alberto said...

Book will always be "a book".
The "ceremony" to find them, to smell a new one, to buy them, to storage even I couldn't read them or even I can not lend them.
A temple of the book: Grau Av. Lima-Peru. Now it is just an avenue with out books. What a pitty.
Old fashioned, yes I am.

Guely of Sweden said...

A bookless "Grau"! Well, one reason less to miss Perú. How many hours i use to expend there and how many "panes con camote"!!

#167 Dad said...

I will never read a book for a Kindell or Amazon Reader or any other electronic gizmo - never...

Gigi Peligro said...

a mí me encanta el olor de los libros antiguos y reconozco que necesito oler las páginas antes de empezar un relato... es como un ritual... Interesante los vídeos sobre imprenta!

Guely of Sweden said...

#167Dad
Even if I read a lot from the internet I don't see myself reading those portable readers either. Not even curious.

Gigi Peligro
The smell of books and their organic texture, ouh yeah!I think books are my favorite objects. Even in the dark i can enjoy their presence. And you know, Borges was blind, so...

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