Thursday 23 May 2024

Physical Books and Music

Lavinia Greenlaw, The Vast Extent: On Seeing and Not Seeing Further (London: faber & faber, 2024), p. 193:

Books and music no longer have to be integrated into the furnishing of a room because they do not have to be visible. What you read or listen to is no longer automatically seen. Does this make books and records less potent signifiers of taste? Do we have to talk more about what we read or listen to because no one will notice?