Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Book Art

I'm beginning to realize that there are a lot of artists out there using books to create sculptures. Just over a year ago I featured some book art by Brian Dettmer.

And why not use books as material for art? Many people believe that the days of books are over, that they are being replaced by digital devices. Even if you don't agree and still prefer to pick up a book, as I do, there are so many books being published every week that it's hard to keep up with them all. So what can we do with all the books, newspapers and magazines piling up everywhere that people have read and are, for the most part not going to re-read? What about all those encyclopedia sets and dictionaries that have definitely been surpassed by all the information on the Internet? And then, there are all those manuals for elderly devices and software that is already out-dated. Thank heavens many manuals are now on-line, but I'll bet most people still have some old ones hanging around.

How wonderful that some creative people are inspired by all the obsolescence.

Here are some works by another few page sculptors.


Cara Barer



Frederico Uribe
By the way, if you click on Frederico Uribe to go to his website, you'll be in for a treat - it's very innovative and fun.

We know that books have, for centuries, formed the basis of learning. How about the basis of leaning? 

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