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Incredible House Sculpture Made From Hundreds of Recycled Books by CardiffMiller

Posted By Helen Morgan On November 21, 2011 @ 1:51 pm In Art,Recycled Materials | 1 Comment

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Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller [1] created this incredible literary construction made from hundreds of recycled books turned into impromptu bricks. The spines of the books face out to form a solid shell, while the pages face into the structure to create a “library turned in on itself”. The house doesn’t feature any windows, so it’s completely shut off from any worldly distractions. Commissioned by Modern Art Oxford [2] and the Fruitmarket Gallery [3] in 2008, the project is a tangible reflection of a home filled with the imaginative worlds that books give us.

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[1] Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller: http://www.cardiffmiller.com/

[2] Modern Art Oxford: http://www.modernartoxford.org.uk/

[3] Fruitmarket Gallery: http://fruitmarket.co.uk/

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