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By Laura Heyenga, Brian Dettmer, Alyson Kuhn

Artists around the globe have in recent years been turning to their bookshelves for greater than only a solid learn, opting to chop, paint, carve, sew or another way remodel the published web page into entire new appealing, thought-provoking artworks. Art made of Books is the definitive advisor to this compelling artwork shape, showcasing groundbreaking paintings through today's such a lot showstopping practitioners. From Su Blackwell's whimsical pop-up landscapes to the stacked-book sculptures of Kylie Stillman, each one portfolio celebrates the awesome inventive range of the medium. A preface via pioneering artist Brian Dettmer and an advent via layout critic Alyson Kuhn around out the gathering. awarded in an strange, tactile package deal with an uncovered backbone, this is often a vital addition to the libraries of e-book fans and paintings aficionados.

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Inspired by idioms found in The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, reference books become some of the characters: Rhyme and Reason, King Azaz, The Mathemagician, Tock. 33 IV IV–IX Hoops, 2011. Characters from Walter Dean Myers’s novel about inner city teens appear as silhouettes in the covers of six copies to reveal positive messages with words shaped by negative space. 34 V VI VII VIII IX 35 I II 36 NORIKO AMBE III I Artist Books, Linear-Actions Cutting Project, 2010. Installation view at The FLAG Art Foundation, New York.

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. Her tableaux tend to feature young girls who inhabit haunting, fragile settings that convey the vulnerability, anxiety, and wonder of childhood.

Altered dictionary, wood, metal, marble. began altering the book’s structure in 1979, pushing its physical properties by cutting, folding, gouging, piercing, and slashing. Ever since, Beube has excavated found books as if they were undiscovered archeological sites. The codex may be an outdated technology in a digital age, but it is the transformation from analog print to electronic type that inspires Beube to morph such antiquated recording devices of information and knowledge into visually meaningful objects.

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