VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):旧书新用 艺术品也能DIY
日期:2017-08-30 16:10

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A New Use for Old Books
Some people are using old books to create works of art, including sculptures.
They can change the shape of a hardcover book so it becomes three-dimensional, for example. The resulting sculpture has not only a length and width, but depth.
The process can be very simple, and the result is often beautiful.
There are many kinds of book folding. Artists fold, bend, and sometimes cut, a book's pages while keeping them together. The art work can be hung on a wall or placed on a table.
"They look impressive on the wall," says writer Candice Caldwell. "A group of six of these on the wall together can look really beautiful, and they're just really simple folds."
Caldwell operates a blog called the "ReFab Diaries." She writes about re-purposing everyday objects like books for uses other than what they were designed for.
In 2003, Caldwell was making clocks from old books when she saw plans for a simple book-folding project in a do-it-yourself magazine. She tried it. She has since taught several friends and her mother how to create wall art from books.
Clare Youngs has written a book called "Folded Book Art." She says book folding is easy.
From her home in England, she told the Associated Press by email that "it looks as if it is complicated and unachievable, but it is really easy to do. You just don't tell anyone how easy it is and they will be amazed at your creations."
Youngs began making art from book pages several years ago when she saw pictures of folded books at the website Pinterest.com. She also watched some videos on YouTube that tell how to create art from books.
"It is quite a therapeutic activity," says Youngs. "...it's very satisfying to see the shape develop."
An American book folder defends the activity against those who say it is an act of destruction.
Ann Martin of Delaware has written a book called "All Things Paper." She says "sometimes old books are better-suited for a new purpose. I feel it's OK to go ahead and take that old, unused book that's going to be tossed anyway and turn it into a work of art."
Caldwell suggests folding cooking recipe and photography books. She says that "if it's really visual and really colorful when you start to fold it, you get a whole new look on the wall."
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词汇解析

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1.hang on 坚持;悬挂

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The British driver was unable to hang on to his lead.
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2.cooking recipe 食谱

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If you enjoy cooking, here is a recipe of Yuanxiao for you.
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3.turn into 转变

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I think I have got to stop or I might turn into a machine
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4.as if 好像

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Why must you do everything as if you have to win?
你为什么做每件事情都跟你非要赢似的?

内容解析

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1.A group of six of these on the wall together can look really beautiful, and they're just really simple folds.

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A group of 一组;一群

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On the way home we shared our first class compartment with a group of businessmen.
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Suddenly the door opened and a group of children burst in.
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2.An American book folder defends the activity against those who say it is an act of destruction.

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an act of ...的表现;...的行为

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Power is in some measure an act of will.
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The President described the disaster as an act of God.
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旧书新用 艺术品也能DIY
一些人正利用旧书创作艺术作品,比如雕塑作品AiC8iikVBAM@_;n5Hh;N
他们通过改变精装书的形状,使其成为三维立体图形T#q15BQmj;Ta*Im8R。这样产生的雕塑不仅有长度、宽度,还有深度=^K+o,T4,J~
虽然整个过程十分简单,不过成品往往让人称奇Mg65UoHvxwuZP
书的折叠方式多种多样gTt)Czm7O&|%N^_n7
通常,艺术家会折叠、弯曲、甚至裁剪书页,同时保证书本的整体性#Yb-9X#yy6-2)adHU#k。这些艺术品可以悬挂在墙上或放置在桌面wrz6[jw*A0gKz4=M

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作家坎迪斯·考德威尔(Candice Caldwell)表示,“这些悬挂在墙上的艺术品让人印象深刻”exccdJ0Ni2Gk0。“以6本书为一组的艺术品悬挂在墙上看起来美观、大方,而折叠方法十分简单Ifmm8[dSNw;Qon[。”
考德威尔管理着一个名为“ReFab Diaries”的博客Bt7q;VM@Se0A^W。她的博客内容是关于改变书籍等日常用品的用途,实现再利用LjQ7@euF])S
2003年,考德威尔在一本DIY杂志上看到一个简单的折叠书本的方法,于是开始用旧书制作时钟lP)5ulkx]2(m5。她尝试了一次9IHAv0#7|D5uDhDU。此后,她还教朋友和母亲如何利用书籍打造墙面艺术6u_pxN.kR_k4f
克莱尔·杨斯(Clare Youngs)写了一本书,名为《折叠书艺术》75Z!ajBuVAZHF=mXx。她在书中说折叠书籍很简单^Spx@Y+@^Gvrr4O(F
她在英格兰的家中给美联社发电子邮件表示,“这件事看似复杂、难以完成,但其实真的很简单y)Ix3NT0gf。你没有告诉任何人这件事有多么容易,而他们会对你的作品感到惊讶*PaNj!N9sQyFr+CXe。”
几年前,当杨斯在Pinterest.com网站看到折叠书籍的图片时,她开始用书页制作艺术品CbZRM~_l7K7&lF;ld,P,。她还在YouTube网站观看了一些用书制作艺术品的讲解视频m_|(~qc(yh
杨斯说:“这个活动特别治愈”4DF+qJ#]Rma。“......看到自己作品逐渐成型,你会得到极大的满足+#8EI7XBwl!2.h[a。”
美国一位折叠书籍人士不赞同那些认为这一艺术具有破坏性的声音H0A)-C0Ry_TngsAG
特拉华州的安·马丁(Ann Martin)写了一本名为《万物皆纸》的书e~0H)Ce5li(2^Wkd~。她在书中写到:“有时旧书更适合新用vud]&&,S9jk08o3。我觉得可以延续这种艺术,反正废旧书籍总会被扔掉,不如将它们变废为宝_G@7zTGlQ*sGrD|lglG。”
考德威尔建议折叠烹饪食谱和摄影书籍@tReu(Y0t#yUaYO0]。她说:“如果真的是图像生动、色彩丰富,折叠后挂在墙上会呈现出完全不同的效果T9T-6;#Su@7。”
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