Dream Thread
December 29, 2010 1:10 AM   Subscribe

The book “Traumgedanken” (“Thoughts about dreams”) contains a collection of literary, philosophical, psychological and scientifical texts which provide an insight into different dream theories. To ease the access to the elusive topic, the book is designed as a model of a dream about dreaming. Analogue to a dream, where pieces of reality are assembled to build a story, it brings different text excerpts together. They are connected by threads which tie in with certain key words.
posted by chavenet (8 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
it's... beautiful. I wish I could read it.
posted by Raunchy 60s Humour at 1:16 AM on December 29, 2010


'sinneseindrücke klingen in form'-sensations in sound shape
-from the Aristoles uber traume picture (cool)

Wie Bauhaus Wartezimmer Buch.
posted by clavdivs at 1:24 AM on December 29, 2010

Gorgeous work, and not just this piece, but here other work as well. Very inspirational, danke!
posted by monkey!knife!fight! at 1:29 AM on December 29, 2010

*her other work as well...but here be other work yarrrr.
posted by monkey!knife!fight! at 1:30 AM on December 29, 2010

Fantastic. Love it.
posted by honey-barbara at 2:09 AM on December 29, 2010

the book is designed as a model of a dream about dreaming

I once had a dream about making a model like this.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:19 AM on December 29, 2010

This book would have been a stunning work of art, if it had been done before the internet, which is itself a model of a dream about dreaming, where words are linked by an infinity of magical threads, image succeeds image, and each page takes us deeper into an uncharted labyrinth. Think about dreams, everyone who has ever lived has dreamed, including every one of the greatest minds of human history, each of whom has had the opportunity to think about his or her dreams, and come up with a theory of how and why we dream, and yet even though every human brain has dreamed, no one has yet come up with a satisfactory theory of how and why we dream -- I mean, more satisfactory than the theories of why we yawn or hiccup. All this makes me suspect that the full explanation of dreams must -- like this book -- inevitably partake of the essence of dreams, and be so dreamlike as to be useless.
posted by Faze at 4:17 AM on December 29, 2010 [1 favorite]

I had a dream a few days ago, where everyone in the dream knew it was a dream - it was as if a bunch of real people all met in the dream world, having their own weird dreams, and sharing in one intersecting experience. Everyone was pretty cool with it - weird things would happen, and they would just roll with it, knowing that trying to make sense of it was futile. I was lucky, one of the dream people knew I was new to the area, and he was helping me cope, even though he was just trying to manage things for himself.

I wondered, in the dream, how long I would be able to live in that world before I totally went insane.

Oh, the book is cool. It's an ... it's a huge amount of work to thread all that together.
posted by Xoebe at 11:09 AM on December 29, 2010 [1 favorite]

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