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Dancing About Architecture


The origin of the phrase ‘Writing about music is like dancing about architecture’ has been attributed to various people. Current evidence points to American actor, musician and painter, Martin Mull (b.1943) as the first to use the dictum in the public sphere. However, he does not claim to have originated it, but to have borrowed it from a story he once heard.


Research has found that as far back as 1918 a similar form appeared in New Republic; ‘writing about music is as illogical as singing about economics’.

This book relates to another work - About is like about


In this book the structure of the quotation '_____ about _____ is like ______ about ______' is used with 22 verbs combined with 22 disciplines to generate 242 sentences.

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488 pages

21.59  x 21.59 cm

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