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|What's the frequency
of that book, Kenneth?
The Mission District in San Francisco has always been a colorful place. But when artist Chris Cobb re-organized the contents of a used book store (more than 22,000 books) — by the color of their spines — he tweaked an already eccentric place into a dreamscape. Walking into this funky space is like physically entering a short story by Borges.
Time stands still, and dream connections leap from the title on one spine to the next. The juxtapositions of books remind me of the cut and paste poetry of Brion Gysin and William Burroughs. Literally hours pass, light shifts, and you walk back into the street, changed.
— Jim Casper
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