Saturday, April 19, 2014

13 Sculptures Made Out of Books

(from mentalfloss.com
by Virginia C McGuire)




1. BOOKS TO INFINITY




This crazy miracle in a library in Prague was designed by Slovakian artist Matej Kren. There’s a mirror inside so the tunnel of books looks endless when you lean into it.


2. BOOKS AS LANDSCAPES



Montreal-based artist Guy Laramee uses the texture of the pages to give the feeling of earth and rocks in his landscape sculptures.


3. FILM STAR



This piece by John Latham was part of a special exhibition at the Tate Britain in 2005-2006.


4. SUNBURST OF BOOKS



This wall-mounted sculpture is by Colombian artist Federico Uribe.


5. THE RAVEN



Paper sculptor Su Blackwell makes delicate cut-outs that appear to be rising from the center of the book.


6. OMG LOL




This sculpture made from a dictionary is by artist Michael Mandiberg.


7. BOOK BALL



This sphere made out of books is in Minneapolis.


8. PAGING M.C. ESCHER



This sculptor carves angular pathways into books, making convoluted three-dimensional figures worthy of M.C. Escher.


9. SUNSET



This book is reminiscent of wild, rainbow hair.


10. CREEPY-CRAWLIES



Robert The unlocks creatures hiding inside books.


11. COLOR WHEEL



This colorful sculpture is at Kansas City Public Library.


12. BOOKS AS CANVAS



Artist Mike Stilkey uses acrylic paint on backdrops made out of books, including this piece on display at the Bristol Museum


13. FLYING BOOKS



This is the ceiling of a booth made out of books by Jan Reymond for the Geneva Book Fair.


Photos (in order) by Flickr, Guy Laramee, Flickr, Flickr, Jaron James/Su Blackwell, Flickr, Flickr, Brian Dettmer, Cara Barer,
BookDust, Flickr, Flickr, Flickr.


*Blogger's Note: How cool are these?!!! I have posted book art before but these are incredible!