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One of the most interesting characteristics of our modern culture has been the intensive, almost compulsive collaboration between practioners of the word and practioners of the image. We live in a world inundated with composite pictorial-verbal forms (films, television, newspapers) but we see the most sophisticated example of this collaboration in the world of art. Parallel text is about this collaboration but it is more than just optical phraseology. The fundamental ground finds it’s base in etymology and through the symbiotic fusion of words with images, the work becomes a semantic, syntactic, communicative effort that encodes messages, recounts history, expresses ideas and captures emotions.