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Books of Ice

Books of Ice, by Basia Irland from Orion Magazine on Vimeo.

Beautiful books, beautiful concept. Disbursing seeds like nature did 4 billion years ago. Read all about it in the Orion article ‘Books of Ice’ (Sculptures by Basia Irland. Text by Kathleen Dean Moore.)

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Inspired by the Death of the Printed Word: Nick Georgiou

“My art is inspired by the death of the printed word. Books and newspapers are becoming artifacts of the 21st century. As a society we’re shifting away from print consumption and heading straight towards full digital lives. My sculptures are products of their environment —both literally and figuratively. As often as I can, I use local newspapers to add authenticity, and the form the sculpture takes is a reflection of the personal connection I feel to that particular city.” Nick Georgiou

Nick Georgiou: My Human Computer


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Jonathan Callan’s Stacked Book Sculptures

Artist’s Website
Via Colossal

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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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Daniel Lai’s “3D Hieroglyphs”

Love these!

Click on any of the images to go to Daniel Lai’s Etsy shop where you can see many more.

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More than a Beautiful Book Sculpture

This piece pays tribute to the donors of the Miller Reading Room at the University of Wisconsin Cofrin Library.

"Booklovers' Vows" by Kristi Edminster

Norman and Shirlyn Miller
spent 65 years
loving each other,
loving Green Bay

and loving nothing more
than sitting in a comfortable chair
in a quiet room and reading.

This room
reflects their love
and is gift from them
to the students of UWGB.

More at Mr. Library Dude

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Grace White’s Delightful Miniatures

North Carolina, U.S. artist, Grace White, makes miniatures for scale models to be looked at, admired and gently played with. The tiny replicas are all so charming, but the little books stole my heart.

“I’ve learned about historic book structures and styles from colleagues who are book conservators (I myself am a paper conservator in a library), and those beautiful old books are what I wanted to duplicate for my historic miniature scenes. And although I love miniature books (real ones that open and have pages), I dislike the way they look in dollhouse scenes because they won’t stay closed, and so they tend to look awkward. So my books came about because I wanted books that would look realistic and beautiful and old, but that wouldn’t draw attention to themselves by behaving inappropriately.”

Images and quotes used with the permission of the artist. You can see more of her miniature books and the furniture that they fit into, here on her Flickr photostream.


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