What's with this whole trend of creating art by destroying books. The symbolism of this really bothers me.
Dear Anonymous #1,calm down. These aren't great novels, they're clearly junkshop books which would otherwise be destined for the tip, or else glossies for vacant minds. A lot of publications could be very much improved by this kind of treatment; at least they have had some genuine thought put into them in these photos.I see now that the glossies are called "Attention to Detail," very appropriate.
Stumbled on these. Would love to know who the artist(s) are.
I agree... these are great.
Wow!!! We do "secret books" with our theatre props class. Get the books from recycle or the dust bins at thrift stores. They'll freak when they see the work that goes into these amazing works. Thanks.z
This makes me so sad. Any book is worth reading, not destroying. That's somebodies time and effort, regardless of what's contained in it.
I don't get these at all. These are some of the worst book art I've seen, and I've seen lots.
Beautiful! Way to repurpose books and make lovely art. I love books too, but there are many ways to use them.
"What's with this whole trend of creating art by destroying books. The symbolism of this really bothers me."Calm down, someone like you should be complaining more about the Body World exhibit more than something as trivial as old book carving. If anything, this art romanticizes the contents of these books. Besides, it's not like we're running out of these
Give credit to the artist(s). If their names aren't posted you are stealing their images.