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Left, photograph by Emma Arvida Bystrom, from the series There Will Be Blood, for Vice Magazine, May 2012. Via. Right, scan of a page from the book Kodachrome, by Luigi Ghirri,  published by Punto e Virgola, 1978. Via. More spreads here.
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In Arab popular traditions, there’s a belief that if a manuscript were to be submerged in water and its ink were to dissolve, drinking the water would transform the knowledge contained in that manuscript into the body of the drinker and become part of the body’s system.
Anton Shammas, The Drowned Library. Via.

fette:

Left, photograph by Emma Arvida Bystrom, from the series There Will Be Blood, for Vice Magazine, May 2012. Via. Right, scan of a page from the book Kodachrome, by Luigi Ghirri,  published by Punto e Virgola, 1978. Via. More spreads here.

In Arab popular traditions, there’s a belief that if a manuscript were to be submerged in water and its ink were to dissolve, drinking the water would transform the knowledge contained in that manuscript into the body of the drinker and become part of the body’s system.

Anton Shammas, The Drowned Library. Via.

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