Way back in 2011 we shared a story on the book sculptures and installations of the Slovakian-born artist Matej Krén. Now the enormous stacked book assemblege that he calls “Idiom” has found a permanent home in the Prague Municipal Library and Gallery on Marianske namesti.
Krén’s literay tower is constructed from a collection of thousands of used books that are stacked in an overlapping cylindrical pattern. A tear shaped opening in the tower offers a ten foot tall viewing hole. While mirrors on the floor and ceiling provide an infinite reflection for viewers.