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Book Paintings. Posted on June 6, 2011 by saya A really great artist can create wonderful things almost anywhere – on walls, grounds, lips, eyelids, or on book pages.

Book Paintings

Look at these paintings from Mike Stilkey, I bet everyone would think of one same word “wow”. But wait, and imagine what will happen when these books fall apart onto the ground… Designer: Mike Stilkey. Books Transformed Into Visual Art - Green Diary. Origami artists have been transforming paper into varied, visually striking works of art since centuries.

Books Transformed Into Visual Art - Green Diary

The Page Turner, A Rube Goldberg Machine. Amazing Book Art of Robert The on DesignRulz. They’re still books – only a bit changed.

Amazing Book Art of Robert The on DesignRulz

All these books were transformed into visual art, but still they’re books. American artist and a mathematician with a strange name, Robert The makes bizarre creations from books for many years. His art works are stored in many private collections and are exhibited in modern museums. These quite unusual and creative creations will surely find its place in modern art. Artist Brian Dettmer Carves Old Books into Intricate Narrative Sculptures Brian Dettmer – Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World. Most of Dettmer’s focus is on books, favoring out of date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books and dictionaries.

Artist Brian Dettmer Carves Old Books into Intricate Narrative Sculptures Brian Dettmer – Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World

He begins carving away arbitrarily at the pages, letting the images reveal themselves as he moves through his process. He seals the edges of the books to ensure precision, which also transforms the splayed edges to look like a smooth and sanded piece of wood. Carefully extracting bits and pieces, he creates a narrative within the books’ contents, revealing selected sentences and images. The spines are bent and contorted to juxtapose different sections of the books together. Creative book images. Book images by Boy Wonder. The Hideout. “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” - Lewis Carroll. Libraries as art. Book toppling. Bookmans Does Book Dominoes. World record attempt Book Domino Chain Reaction. Home. 20 of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries - Oddee.com (beautiful libraries, amazing libraries...)

For some people it’s castles with their noble history and crumbling towers, for others it’s abandoned factories or lost cities.

20 of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries - Oddee.com (beautiful libraries, amazing libraries...)

But for those who enjoy reading, a huge beautiful library is a place of endless pleasure. Meet 20 of the biggest and most beautiful libraries around the globe, as presented by . You can find this and more fascinating pictures on Candida Hofer's book. Abbey Library St. Gallen, Switzerland Real Gabinete Portugues De Leitura, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Massimo Bartolini’s Bookyard is an Outdoor Library in a Belgian Vineyard.

In Ghent, Belgium, St.

Massimo Bartolini’s Bookyard is an Outdoor Library in a Belgian Vineyard

Peter’s Abbey Vineyard has been a part of the town landscape since the Middle Ages. Now this historic vineyard has gotten a beautiful new addition, dubbed Bookyard, which was recently installed by the Italian artist Massimo Bartolini. Designed as part of the art festival Track: A Contemporary City Conversation, 12 sweeping bookcases align with the Abbey’s grapevines and harken back to an old world Europe that was once filled with bounded print, and free from digital forms. Book sculpture. Liu Wei's Chaotic Cities Are Made of Stacks Upon Stacks of Recycled Text Books. Gartenkulter Makes Poetic Pots From Recycled Books.

With the recent rise in popularity of electronic readers such as the Amazon Kindle and the Apple iPad, thoughts of “book extinction” have really seeped their way into design conversations.

Gartenkulter Makes Poetic Pots From Recycled Books

Italy-based Gartenkulter pays tribute to the tree with these beautiful planters made from old and disused books. Guy Laramee's New Carved Book Sculptures Reflect On Japanese Tsunami. Reading a good book has always been a bit like entering an alternative world contained within their pages.

Guy Laramee's New Carved Book Sculptures Reflect On Japanese Tsunami

Until we saw the world of artist Guy Laramee, we were content for the idea to be merely metaphorical. But his carved book sculptures quite literally create whole new landscapes without straying outside the boundaries of the page, as bibles are hollowed into barren rock faces and Chinese dictionaries whittled into Zen gardens. Hollowed out Bible, by Guy Laramee Perhaps the most affecting of Montreal-based Laramee’s carvings are from his Guan Yin series, a new collection currently showing in Canada that reflects on the Japanese tsunami of 2011. “My mother died in 2011. “It was a couple of days after Japan’s tsunami. Stacked Book Sculptures by Jonathan Callan. British artist Jonathan Callan creates impressive organic figures using books that are curled, wrapped, and folded together using screws.

Stacked Book Sculptures by Jonathan Callan

My eyes get lost in the shapes formed by the layered pages, I would love to see one of these up close. (via haynay, contemporary art society, brian mac domhnaill). Mysterious Edinburgh Book Sculptures. Edinburgh Book Sculpture Images. Mysterious paper sculptures. Book sculpture, Writers' Museum, Edinburgh. Mysterious paper sculptures. Mysterious paper sculptures. Mysterious paper sculptures. City of Literature books sculpture. Mysterious paper sculptures. Mysterious paper sculptures.

Final chapter in book sculpture mystery revealed - News centre. The Writers' Museum today (25 November) revealed the eighth instalment in the book sculpture mystery that has puzzled Edinburgh for months.

Final chapter in book sculpture mystery revealed - News centre

Mysterious paper sculptures « Central Station. Those of you who don’t keep up with Edinburgh’s literary world through Twitter may have missed the recent spate of mysterious paper sculptures appearing around the city. Guardian article, 3rd March 2011. One day in March, staff at the Scottish Poetry Library came across a wonderful creation, left anonymously on a table in the library. Carved from paper, mounted on a book and with a tag addressed to @byleaveswelive – the library’s Twitter account – reading: Mystery sculptures appear at Edinburgh book festival. A symbol of literary love, left by an anonymous artist at the Edinburgh book festival It's a whodunnit that any crime writer would be proud of. Two delicate book sculptures were found in the Edinburgh book festival today and none of the staff know who made them. The paper sculptures are the fifth and sixth gifts left anonymously to Edinburgh-based arts groups.

The first was found in March at the Scottish Poetry Library. Then the National Library of Scotland staff discovered a delicately crafted gramophone in June. Edinburgh book sculptures turn the page. As symbols of love for libraries go, cutting up books wouldn't be most readers' first thought. But the delicate paper sculptures that have been left anonymously in recent months around Edinburgh's cultural institutions have been enchanting. The latest, and it seems the last, of 10 such ornaments has been found in the Scottish Poetry Library, just off the capital's Royal Mile where the mystery began in March when staff there found the first gift from the Banksy of books … Booksy, perhaps. A note left with the sculpture reads: "'You need to know when to end a story,' she thought. Often a good story ends where it begins. This would mean a return to the Poetry Library. Portfolio Book-Cut Sculpture.

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