The Register chats about human-skin bindings

August 7, 2006 at 9:29 am 1 comment

For those not already aquainted with The Register, its an IT news website. The journalism is often cynical and frequently presents its own very biased approach to any news in the technology world. Nonetheless, the site is an excellent source of information on new trends in IT, and can often be rather entertaining. Certainly, I’ve been following it for the past eight years or so, and have always enjoyed reading their articles. Lately, they’ve started a new column, where readers can email them their questions (about pretty much anything) and they will find some expert to answer them. I was quite glad to see this article, which discusses human-skin bindings. I guess it shows that there is some interest in rare books in the IT world, even if it is tainted with the macabre.

Oddly enough, I believe Rare Book Review covered this same topic in their May issue this year. You can read more about it here.

My first encounter with the concept of an athropodermic book was through Peter Greenaway’s film, The Pillow Book, which incidentally, is a cinematic feast that is well worth watching.

A quick scout around the net on the subject, rendered some interesting results, and I was surprised to see how many articles have been published on the topic this year.  I wonder if its indicative of something happening in the world, or if its just one of those freak trends. Anyway, linked off an article on human bindings, was this little gem. I wonder how long it will be before somebody produces a book printed in human tissue.

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  • 1. MellMallBrepaby  |  December 30, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    ttgeojdkayxtwiepwell, hi admin adn people nice forum indeed. how’s life? hope it’s introduce branch 😉

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