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Poetry & Books

In this section you will find selected word-art creations in the form of books or poetry.

Poetry & Books

In this section you will find selected word-art creations in the form of books or poetry.

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Poetry – Find rare anthologies at Apeironart

Poetry has a long history. It appears, prehistorically with hunting poetry in Africa and the festive poetry of emperors in the Nile, Niger and river valleys. Some of the first writings of poetry appear in the texts of the pyramids and were written in the 25th century BC.

In Europe and Asia the first poems evolved through folk songs or from the need to tell the stories of the past such as the Sanskrit Vedas, the Zoroastrian Gathas, the Homeric epics and the Iliad and the Odyssey. The ancient Greeks defined poetry by focusing speech on rhetoric, drama, song, and comedy, like Aristotle’s poetry.

Informative writing was then distinguished from poetry with features such as repetition, verse form and the poet, emphasizing the aesthetics.

Characteristics of poetry are the coordination, the naming, the rhythm, the symbolism, the irony, often succeeding in leaving a poem open to different interpretations.

At the same time, forms of speech such as metaphor, simulation and metonymy achieve a coordination of different images and meanings, forming a connection that at first glance is not perceptible. There are types of poetry, which are unique, from specific cultures and genres that meet the characteristics of the poet’s writing language.

Contemporary poetry has elements of the poetic tradition, using euphony and rhythm. Another feature of the time and due to globalization is that poets often adapt forms and techniques from different languages ​​and cultures.

At Apeironart we present to you unique anthologies of poetry concerning various topics in life. We invite you on this magical journey of the word art form of poetry.

Books at Apeironart – the cultural library of knowledge

In a book you will find material of written speech or visual content. Globally, the book as a material good consists of pages of paper and cover but at the same time contains the copyright for its content. It is the means of disseminating knowledge and its existence dates back to the beginning of human history. The value of the content of a book was more connected with literature, science and religion. With the rapid development of technology, we see in recent decades the e-book and the audio book.

Undoubtedly the story of the book runs parallel to the history of knowledge, and this is because people did not want to keep knowledge only for themselves but struggled to bequeath it and pass it on to future generations.

 

It all started when gypsies started using the papyrus, cutting pieces from the papyrus bark and after processing they joined the pieces together to form long strips and then wrote on them in ink. Of course, this later spread to other peoples of the Mediterranean.

Later in the time of the successors of Alexander the Great and about 200 years before the birth of Christ it was invented to replace the use of skin, of goat and sheep, after an elaboration it would be ready to accept the writing, this was called parchment. Parchment was more durable than papyrus but also much more expensive. In the 8th-9th century AD a middle solution was found, named paper. The Arabs at that time, conquering all the eastern shores of the Mediterranean, transmitted to Byzantium and the rest of the West the valuable Chinese invention, paper.

The knowledge of making paper spread very quickly throughout Europe and from the 15th century onwards paper was the only material for making a book. The texts of the ancients were passed from generation to generation through copying. Specially trained writers did this job, and it took them many days to finish a book. These people were the invisible heroes in the struggle for the spread of education and training. The effort of these people and the materials used were factors that made a book very expensive.

This is why not everyone could get it. Many people of letters and intellectuals of the time had their own library and they often borrowed or exchanged their books. Many books from antiquity to the present day have been destroyed either by wars, by weather and natural disasters, or simply by ignorance of some people. Fortunately, enough books have been saved, supporting the progress of the literature and all sorts of sciences.

Today most people inform themselves in the depth of the internet for anything. This trend has devalued printed books. Even some lovers of literature meanwhile prefer ebooks, which are undoubtedly very practical and save space. But there are also the classical readers who will be excited to read a printed book, admiring the colors of the cover and its characteristic smell.

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