Inspiration: Books as Art

When it comes to books, there seem to be two types of people: those who would "destroy" one to repurpose it, and those who consider destruction of a book sacrilegious. For the former, there have been some posts here on Apartment Therapy of interest: creating a mail holder from a book, and an entire counter from books here. We've picked out some other amazing and inspiring ideas that get our imaginations going.

The first image is one of a series of gorgeous book sculptures from Kaspen, created for the Anagram Bookshop in Prague. While we aren't ready to put these on our own DIY list (perhaps a bit too intricate for us!) you can see more of these amazing sculputres at BibliOddyssey.

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Grace at Design*Sponge went to Housingwork's Design on a Dime event, and spotted this amazing booth featuring books as wallpaper! They quite obviously add a sculptural element to the wall, and we love the open pages left to flutter in the air.

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Thomas Allen photographs dime-store pulp fiction novels that he has turned into three dimensional sculptures. Like pop-up books for adults, these images are playful and imaginative. See more of his work at Foley Gallery.

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Robert The chops, carves, and slices books into small creatures and objects. More of his work can be seen here.

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Freshly Found has a fantastic tutorial on turning four magazines into a unique side table.

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