Book Art: 2-D & 3-D

Booklovers have been known to buy a book just for the way it looks. Especially this booklover. So this site is quite the eye candy for booklovers: Book By Its Cover.

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Alice in Pop-up Wonderland

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Fred Tomaselli – Ten Year Survey

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The Artist’s Guide to Making Money

And what about this one: Georgia Russell, as well as several other artists, use books to create exquisite (if you see the beauty) / blasphemous (if you see the mutilation of our dearest books) 3-dimensional art.

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Cara Borer

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Robert The

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Unknown

Another 3-D book art link

Another 2-D book art link

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lovelyloey
    Aug 01, 2007 @ 03:48:03

    I am not impressed by art that regards books as meer paper and material.

    nylusmilk: i guess in a way the books were merely the art’s canvas, but i see the beauty in it too. but if it’s meant to portray books in a negative impression, then of course i’ll be turned off by it.

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  2. CoversGirl
    Aug 01, 2007 @ 13:27:57

    Coincidental that I should find this post today! I was at the library this afternoon, and they’ve installed a sculpture at the top of the escalators: a conical pile of books stripped of their covers. I wasn’t thrilled by the sight of perfectly readable books being turned into art either.

    nylusmilk: let’s cross our fingers and desperately wish the designers choose really bad books to mutilate in the name of art then. feel a teeny bit better? 😛

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  4. Ros
    Jan 13, 2008 @ 10:20:04

    How do you get it so that you can reply to individual comments?

    nylusmilk: you mean how i reply to you like this? i edit your comment, then bold mine. 🙂

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  5. Ros
    Jan 16, 2008 @ 07:31:47

    Clever! I shall remember that.

    nylusmilk: glad you found it interesting. 🙂

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