I was always sensitive to the maltreatment of books; I could not bear to see a book faced down or dogs-eared or broken-backed
In this case, looking at the bold, strong hand of the one, and the rather broken-backed
appearance of the other, which still retains its legibility although the t's have begun to lose their crossing, we can say that the one was a young man and the other was advanced in years without being positively decrepit.
This showed, he said, how broken-backed
the CSA was
Modern Art Oxford's high-ceilinged main gallery was startlingly transformed into a huge three-dimensional tableau mimicking the classic 1978 Arts Magazine cover photo of the broken-backed
shed, while in an adjoining gallery Nelson had carpentered an entirely imaginary back entrance to the shed: A wooden tunnel led into a simulation of its interior.