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Finally a Book About Altered Book Art

Art Made from Books

Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed

Edited by Laura Heyenga • Preface by Brian Dettmer • Introduction by Alyson Kuhn. Published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA, USA. 7 1/4 x 9 1/4 in; 176 pp; more than 200 photographs, Hardcover, August 2013 ISBN 9781452117102, ISBN10 1452117101 $27.50


I haven’t seen the book yet, so can’t opine…but you too can read about it at the Book Patrol.

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Brian Dettmer: The Book Surgeon Talks About His Work

If you are an admirer of this artist’s work, as I am, you will enjoy watching the videos embedded here.

“My work is a collaboration with the existing material and its past creators and the completed pieces expose new relationships of the book’s internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception.”


Brian Dettmer’s Incredible Book Sculptures
Brian Dettmer on Wikipedia
Brian Dettmer’s Website


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