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Books And Libraries As Art

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Book Paintings. 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

However, an entirely different wagon of artists has stretched it across the paper and is creating the same magic with books. Had these books not been morphed into unusual artworks, you might have seen them bedecking some landfill, a ditch or a waste-bin. Who knows? Anyhow, after passing through some skilled hands, they have gotten more appealing than they were ever.

Since seeing is believing, hit the jump to see a full list of book art awaiting your approval: Anagram Bookshop (Prague) promotional images from Kaspen deserve a glance for sure. The Page Turner, A Rube Goldberg Machine. Amazing Book Art of Robert The on DesignRulz. 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 Most of Dettmer’s focus is on books, favoring out of date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books and dictionaries.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. No sections are removed or added, Dettmer simply works with the existing structure of each book. 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. Massimo Bartolini turns the idea of the library on its head with his outdoor installation. Rather than public libraries scrambling for ways to bring in patrons, Bookyard steps out of a library’s comfort zone and creates a venue where a bookworm can find his or favorite book and then read it in a beautiful setting.

. + Track + Massimo Bartolini Photos via Track. Book sculpture. Liu Wei's Chaotic Cities Are Made of Stacks Upon Stacks of Recycled Text Books. Unlike other book sculptures, Wei’s pieces are rough, crumbling and unfinished, completely betraying their origination as crisp text books.

Liu Wei's Chaotic Cities Are Made of Stacks Upon Stacks of Recycled Text Books

The carved pages possess a soft quality, which fuels the feeling of hurried chaos that Wei feels in the construction of new buildings in China. The city sculptures appear to have a lot going on at once, in a mess of construction confusion, much like the constant redevelopment of Beijing. The nearly unrecognizable text books are neatly stacked in rows, and held in place securely.

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.

Great Wave, by Guy Laramee. Stacked Book Sculptures by Jonathan Callan. 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. 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.

Mysterious paper sculptures « Central Station

Guardian article, 3rd March 2011. 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.

Mystery sculptures appear at Edinburgh book festival

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.

Edinburgh book sculptures turn the page

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. Portfolio Book-Cut Sculpture. Text Into Images. Unique Full Texts Book Posters. Welcome – Litographs.