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March 20, 2012

Books as Building Materials

Filed under: artist's books, books — Tags: , , , — popularkinetics @ 8:12 pm

Tunnel made of Books in Prague

Traditionally, the book has been both a container of information and a physical object. With the advent of digital technology that has changed, and today some books exist only in electronic form. But physical books are still part of our world, and some artists are using them as raw material for their own expressive pieces in the fields of art and architecture. The weburbanist site has mounted a small show of twelve artists’ bookworks at various scales. We love the idea of buildings made of books, while the smaller-scale sculptural pieces are also both jarring and thought provoking. Visit the show for more images of the works by clicking here.

Building made of Books in Nova Scotia, exteriorBuilding made of Books in Nova Scotia, interior

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