Posted by Loudmouthed Book Fan Again on April 08, 2002 at 23:54:46:
In Reply to: The pros and the cons ... posted by Theo de Kreijger on April 08, 2002 at 19:02:26:
That's true, but if you're like me you realized after a few months that these were cut from books and better in the books. Not that they're bad prints alone by the way. They're just better in the books. And there are better places to start collecting.
If you're debating whether or not to break your books, I'd put it to you this way: if you love the books and the art, your duty is to protect this (both the art AND your love of it). If you start breaking books, the money will have become more important to you than the art, and that will eventually be the worm in your rose.
: Although I agree with you, I often asked myself the question: "Well ... how did I start collecting?" I think most of us can answer that question with: "I started buying prints that were affortable, mostly bookprints."
: So this malpractise also creates new enthousiasts for the world of Ukiyo-e, doesn't it?
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