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Book Porn

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When is a book art?

H/t to Bonnie Kuster Butler for this post. When is a book art ? A current exhibition at LA’s Getty Research Institute explores the many ways in which artists create objects that straddle the worlds of books and art.  The … Continue reading

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No Pulp Fictions

TBTP followers already know that I’m a sucker for art installations that incorporate books. So, an artwork that includes rescued discarded books from the last century is right up my alley. Enclosed Content Chatting Away in the Colour Invisibility by Amsterdam-based … Continue reading

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Not Dead Yet

I continue to be amazed by the endlessly imaginative ways in which book artist Brian Dettmer transforms discarded books. His latest series Dodo, Data, Dada plays with the concept of the changing place of the printed book in our culture. Dettmer says, … Continue reading

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First Cut Is The Deepest

I’m always ambivalent when I see a new set of book art collages from British artist Alexander Korzer-Robinson. The Bristol-based artist’s work is undeniably brilliant and original, but I can’t help cringing when I think about the irreplaceable 19th and … Continue reading

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Recycle Reduce Reuse

Isobelle Ouzman is a very talented, young British-born artist and illustrator living and working in Seattle, Washington. Exclusively using recycled books, Ouzman magically transforms discards with only an x-acto knife, ink, watercolors, and glue into stunning book art. You can see … Continue reading

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Altered Books

Minneapolis-based artist Joseph Decamillis resuscitates discarded old books by reworking the covers with inserted miniature oil paintings on copper and steel plates. Decamillis’ work transforms the volumes into sculptural pieces while adding a new narrative dimension with his postage stamp … Continue reading

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Los Angeles-based artist Mike Stilkey turns discarded library books into whimsical works of art. The one-time street artist creates wonderful mixed media portraits of people and animals that have a decidedly early 20th century vibe. You can see lots more of … Continue reading

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Book Building

Eco-Artware, a retailer dedicated to “green” gifts, has posted a series of impressive projects created with recycled or discarded books. Some are prize-winning installations by artist Job Koelewijn, but the remainder are simply ingeneous efforts from bookstores and museums.

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Pssst…French Books

  The Grolier Club of New York City has fostered interest in, and support for, book arts for more than 125 years. It also offers regular exhibitions, displays, lectures and publications on publishing, printing, libraries, book art and the book … Continue reading

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