Quaytman’s Book

The other great merit of the chapter as an organizing form is that it can’t stand alone. There have been previous chapters and there will be later ones, each of which will force us to read it differently. (Admitting that one does more than “read” a work of art.) This is the difference between a chapter and an installation of paintings. And so abstraction, which can include images, moves along like a kind of literature. However, unlike a book, which can be taken anywhere, and read anywhere, this kind of abstraction lives in a specific time and place. That gives it a concreteness and reality that literature can never have.

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