Item #: j-2072
The War of Desire
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War of Desire outside covers
This is a one-of-a-kind journal upcycled from a discarded textbook, "The War of Desire and Technology at the Close of the Mechanical Age."
I glued pages from the original book over much of the cover and attached a cocktail sword (for, you know, going to war).  Bias tape and gold-embossed sheer ribbon
further embellish the cover and provide anchors for binding the blank pages into the journal.
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open pages
  I bound the pages into the spine of the book cover using long and kettle stitches.  These are visible on the spine.  The book block (a term meaning all the pages of a book as a whole) contains three signatures (a term for groups of pages folded together).

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future quote
I include out-of-context quotes from the original book on several of the pages.
These can be used as writing prompts.

dependency quote
  Writers may react for or against the prompts or ignore them all together. 
 
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bad-history quote
Or they may use the quote as the starting point for a meandering thought journey.
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loss-of-innocence quote
Note: I give the page number of each quote, when available, and list the publication information on the last page of the journal. 

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inside front
I used pages from the original book on the inside front and back covers and to reinforce the spine.
inside back
On the last page is my unique signature medallion, which also indicates the year I made the book. 

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bookmark
I include a paper bookmark listing the book's main features.

Dimensions of the journal are approximately 9.25" x 6" x .6".
 
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