By Laura Heyenga, Brian Dettmer, Alyson Kuhn
Artists around the globe have in recent times been turning to their bookshelves for greater than only a strong learn, opting to chop, paint, carve, sew or differently rework the broadcast web page into entire new attractive, thought-provoking artworks. Art made of Books is the definitive advisor to this compelling artwork shape, showcasing groundbreaking paintings by way of today's so much showstopping practitioners. From Su Blackwell's whimsical pop-up landscapes to the stacked-book sculptures of Kylie Stillman, every one portfolio celebrates the terrific artistic range of the medium. A preface through pioneering artist Brian Dettmer and an advent through layout critic Alyson Kuhn around out the gathering. awarded in an strange, tactile package deal with an uncovered backbone, this can be an important addition to the libraries of e-book enthusiasts and artwork aficionados.
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Extra info for Art Made from Books: Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed
She first finds discarded or obsolete books, and by using water and various clamps, string, staples, and glue, transforms them into sculpture. She then photographs them, capturing the extraordinary grace and beauty of their altered form. Barer’s sculptures and their accompanying photographs are a lament for eras past when books were considered much more valuable and a path to knowledge. As books are becoming increasingly disposable, replaced by the Internet as a primary source of information, Barer hopes to raise questions about these changes, about the transient and fragile nature in which we now choose to obtain knowledge, and about the future of books.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” is crafted from Ian Rankin’s novel Hide and Seek, and two of Edinburgh’s literary sons are giving a nod to each other. IV @ntlmuseumsscot (9/10), 2011. It would be wrong of me to take credit for the idea of placing Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World, complete with a T. rex, into Edinburgh’s National Museum. This I think came from photographer Chris Scott. It worked well. Dinosaurs are cool, and museums, like libraries, are free, fascinating, and beyond value. 45 V V, VI @beathhigh (11/10), 2011.
Yellow phone book pages. IV Ruffled Collar, 2004. Altered French to English dictionary. V Vest of Knowledge, 2008. Altered encyclopedia, fabric, vinyl, wire, metal, wax. V 57 VI 58 VI The Many Lives of Miss Chatelaine, 2008. Altered books, collage, sculpture, acrylic, ink, thread, paper, zippers. 59 SU BLACKWELL I I Pandora Opening Box, 2009. Secondhand book, lights, glass, wood box. II The Last Unicorn, 2012. Secondhand book, lights, glass, wood box. 60 finds inspiration for her enchanting book sculptures in the realm of fairy tales and folklore.