Iconic books are texts revered as objects of power rather than just as words of instruction, information, or insight. In religious and secular rituals around the globe, people carry, show, wave, touch and kiss books and other texts, as well as read them. This blog chronicles such events and activities. (For more about iconic books, see the links to the Iconic Books Project at left.)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Bach's Bible

Iconic books become relics when individual copies are treasured because of their history. But this video illustrates that relic status can be slow in coming:

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