We don’t advise that you do as this book suggests, but instead invite you to consider whether appropriation is as morally untenable as we are all told…
The collection of essays in this book, ranging from discussions of repetition in the Bible (‘Borrowing Sex: Speaking of Divine Love’) to those of music (‘Organic Wholes: Ralph Vaughan Williams and G.E. Moore’) and art (‘Harvest’), cleverly illustrate how works can shift and change through the creations of others.
The interior of this publication is amusingly presented as a borrowed library book, with its title page a stamp that indicates edition number, and sections that appear to be photocopied covertly under the watchful eye of an officious librarian.
Williamson, Paul (ed.): The Art of Borrowing: or how one thing leads to another. Cambridge: 2016. 160 pages, with colour and black and white illustrations. Limited first edition of 150 copies. Paperback. 26.5 x 19cms.