Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
In awnser to your original question I like the real thing better. But I don't see how this relates to a photographic print. You can be alone and touch a page in a book, as you can with a print made by any form of printing medium.
Yes, but in the book there is usually a level of interpretation in how the book should be printed, for example. It's not the 'real thing', even though for the most part it's the 'next best alternative'. Many of us cannot afford to buy expensive prints of our favorite artists, so we have to settle for a book.
But, I really enjoy a print a lot more than I do a copy in a book.