Inspiration: Books as Art

Inspiration: Books as Art

Jessica Tata
May 11, 2009

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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