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Art with books. It's amazing.....but part of me is saying "NO! You hurt the poor books..... :(" Still. Cool!

Book Art

Brian Dettmer, a New York-based artist known as the Book Surgeon, uses tweezers, knives, scalpels and other surgical tools to dissect and carve old books into intricate and beautiful sculptures

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Miniature books shelved inside a regular sized book by Todd Pattison. OK, I have no idea at this point how I would make these miniature books, but this looks like something that I NEED!

Brian Dettmer and Alexander Korzer Robinson dig deep into the pages of colorfully illustrated books and create a diorama feel encased within the covers.

Gripping Book Art: 31 Sculptures Worth Reading About -- Brian Dettmer and Alexander Korzer Robinson dig deep into the pages of colorfully illustrated books and create a diorama feel encased within the covers.

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 Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed.

The Book Surgeon (15 pieces)

Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustr

These "carved book landscapes" are amazing. http://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/guy-5.jpg

Breathtaking Natural Landscapes Carved into Vintage Books

If you can overcome the sacrilege of carving up big, heavy reference books, Guy Laramee& paper and binding sculptures are nothing short of stunning. He transforms heavy tomes into mountains, waves, and rock-face monuments.

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.

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