Gallery: Decaying Books in Quebec’s Jardin de la Connaissance Sprout Mu...

With so many millions of books lying around the planet, it's no surprise that artists and designers like Thilo Folkerts of 100 Landschaftsarchitektur and Rodney LaTourelle from Canada have been using them as materials in creative projects. In 2010, the pair constructed the Jardin de la Connaissance in Quebec using hundreds of books stacked to make walls and benches that will eventually become absorbed by the surrounding forest. Two years on and giant mushrooms are starting to sprout from the decaying books.

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