By Laura Heyenga, Brian Dettmer, Alyson Kuhn
Artists all over the world have in recent times been turning to their bookshelves for greater than only a sturdy learn, opting to chop, paint, carve, sew or another way rework the broadcast web page into complete new appealing, thought-provoking artistic endeavors. Art made of Books is the definitive consultant 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, every one portfolio celebrates the magnificent artistic variety of the medium. A preface via pioneering artist Brian Dettmer and an creation by means of layout critic Alyson Kuhn around out the gathering. awarded in an strange, tactile package deal with an uncovered backbone, this is often an important addition to the libraries of ebook fans and artwork aficionados.
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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.
III Ladybird Book Baby Shoes, 2012. Vintage Ladybird book pages, moulding medium, machine stitching.
Photoshop 5 computer manual) CARA BARER I 48 blurs the line between object, sculpture, and photography. 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.