Lidija Grozdanic

Guy Laramée Carves a Majestic Lifelike Mountain Range Out of an Encyclopedia Britannica Set

by , 12/30/13
filed under: Art, gallery, Recycled Materials

Guy Laramée, Guy Laramée art, book landscapes, book sculptures, book carvings, Encyclopedia Britannica, book art, recycled materials, mountains books, books landscapes

Using similar techniques applied to previous sculptures, such as The Great Wall and Guan Yin, the artist created an entire mountain range inspired by his travels to South America. The majestic landscape was created by carving, slicing, gluing, stacking and collaging the pages of the Encyclopedia Britannica, and meticulously detailed to represent the lifelike texture and topography of exotic landscapes.

Symbolically entitled ‘Adieu’, the sculpture is an homage to the long tradition of printing the world’s most famous general knowledge encyclopedia. After more than two centuries, the once coveted print edition of the encyclopedia came to account for a small percentage of Britannica’s revenue and the company decided to stop the presses and focus on its online presence.

+ Guy Laramée

Via This Is Colossal

Related Posts


or your inhabitat account below

Let's make sure you're a real person:

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
What are you looking for? (Solar, HVAC, etc.)
Where are you located?