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August 2, 2014

What’s a Blook?

Filed under: books, crafts — Tags: , , — popularkinetics @ 12:24 am

Camera in the Shape of a BookBlook Camera

Mindell Dubansky, preservation librarian at the Thomas J. Watson Library in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, has a passion for books that aren’t books — they’re objects shaped like books, which she describes as “blooks.”  She’s been collecting these faux tomes for the past twenty years, and was recently featured in the New York Times for her collection in the article Collecting Books that are Just Covers. Her interests range from blooks that are perfume containers, flasks, guns, and radios in disguise, to patents and photos of book-shaped billboards and buildings. Check out her intriguing Blook Blog here.

Mindy DubanskyFlask Blook

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