Lipton’s Journal/February 7, 1955/450

From Project Mailer

Up and down, in and out, left and right, back and forth, are social expressions of the fundamental movement of give-and-take (even as give-and-take being language is the social expression of) expansion and contraction. For example we see horizontally but the social expression of seeing is painting, and the canvas is always vertical. No wonder it took painters centuries to discover perspective which is so simple to us today. They had to take an out and make it an up.