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don't promote damaging books, but this is pretty cool

Altered book art by livre paysage - this is gorgeous! I hate to think of an actual book being destroyed to make it, but it is beautiful.

Anonymous sculptor leaves literary artworks around Edinburgh -  1 of 10 beautiful works found in cultural sites over the past year.

One of the ten mysterious paper sculptures that appeared in libraries and bookshops in Edinburgh, Scotland over the course of six months last year. Left by an anonymous artist "in support of libraries, books, words, ideas .

Landscapes carved on books! Esculturas en libros SON ESPECTACULARES PERO ME DUELE PENSAR QUE SE HALLA CARGADO TANTOS LIBROS

Landscapes carved on books!

Landscapes carved on books. but destroying books is unacceptable!

Encyclopedia Scupltures by Guy Laramee (j)  Artist Guy Laramee has carved books into impressive landscapes for two series entitled The Great Wall and Biblios, excavating dense pages of old books that are slowly falling apart, such as old encyclopedias and dictionaries, to reveal romantic mountains and structures.  Laramee’s carved books are his metaphor for the degradation of human culture.

Now books really do look interesting, don't they? Artist Guy Laramee created these amazing book landscapes by carving old books, dictionaries and encyclopedias.

9GAG - Awesome books are awesome

Awesome books are awesome

Altered Book Art by Brian Dettmer. The book lover in me is horrified at altering these books but the art is amazing!

Book carvings and the wallpaper drawing from the final scene of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon starring Thomas Mann and Olivia Cooke

Book carvings and the wallpaper drawing from the final scene of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon starring Thomas Mann and Olivia Cooke. The movie is terrible, but to be fair, so is the book.

” I am someone who has never taken an art class in my life but have stumbled upon making Book Art / Book Origami. I didn’t think I had an artistic bone in my body and never thought of myself as creative. I had seen books that were folded similar to the Readers Digest christmas trees and wondered if it was possible to create a different design or use words. I first started off doing simple letters, alternating pages for each fold but now I am doing more complex and intricate designs. I use…

Isaac Salazar takes a book, makes a lot of folds on the inside pages and out pops a typographic phrase like: 'dream', 'read', 'create', 'love' or f'aith'. He calls this series of work - Book Origami. Salazar explains his work: “I see my work.

journal? réaffectation de vieilles choses? > trouver des vieux livres de poésie

I'm definitely going to do a nature sketchbook/art journal. And I have the perfect book to put it all in.

Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed. Dettmer manipulates the pages and spines to form the shape of his sculptures. He also folds, bends, rolls, and stacks multiple books to create completely original sculptural forms.

Thanks to our friends at Mental Floss for linking us to artist Brian Dettmer’s very cool book art. Dettmer turns “old books, yellow pages, periodicals, etc.,” into fascinating scu…

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