Gallery: Mind-Blowing Building Built From Thousands of Books

 
Mirrors and multi-colored lights are used to confuse perspective within the book-built structure.

Kren created “Scanner” specifically for MAMbo in collaboration with the Slovakian Centre for Information on Literature. The installation is the seminal event of a local children’s book fair — some of us may have been raised to treat books like books and only books, but Kren manages to inspire literary reverence by using books as building materials. However intellectually metaphorical that may sound, it’s a physical truth.

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  4. dylanfllr August 7, 2010 at 11:53 am

    I saw a very similar installation in prague last year, but on a smaller scale. Link http://www.flickr.com/photos/33774108@N03/4099248766/in/set-72157622794009490/
    same person?

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