book art

Guy Laramee’s Carvings Prove that Books Can Transport Us to Incredible New Worlds

Guy Laramee’s Carvings Prove that Books Can Transport Us to Incredible New Worlds

Guy has been creating these remarkable carved books for several years, and  the Guan Yin series is dedicated to the forces that enable people to deal with traumatic situations, grief, and

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

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

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

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Artist Keri Muller Creates Beautiful Wall Installations from Old Books

Artist Keri Muller Creates Beautiful Wall Installations from Old Books

Keri Muller's artworks and installations stand out for their beautiful forms, and the fact that they've been made from books and other debris salvaged from the recycling pile. "I try to give the books

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Thomas Ehgartner Fills a Vienna Studio with 8,000 Books for Conceptual Art Installation

Thomas Ehgartner Fills a Vienna Studio with 8,000 Books for Conceptual Art Installation

Books are a popular artistic material in the creative world, and here at Inhabitat we've shared a variety of inspiring book-based works of art, including a waterfall, a tower, and a house. Now, artist

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10,000 Glowing Books Spill Into Streets of Melbourne in Luzinterruptus’ LED Installation

10,000 Glowing Books Spill Into Streets of Melbourne in Luzinterruptus’ LED Installation

The Spanish collective took over Melbourne's stark Federation Square, converting it into a warm and welcoming space with thousands of glowing books. The books, which were actual rejects from multiple

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Gigantic aMAZEme Book Maze in London Will Be Made from 250,000 Books!

Gigantic aMAZEme Book Maze in London Will Be Made from 250,000 Books!

The maze isn't the first collaboration between Saboya and Pupo; the duo previously worked together to create a smaller book sculpture in the Leblon shopping mall in Rio de Janeiro (pictured above). That

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Jonathan Callan’s Mesmerizing Organic Book Sculptures Are Swirling Masses of Color

Jonathan Callan’s Mesmerizing Organic Book Sculptures Are Swirling Masses of Color

Here at Inhabitat we've showcased a whole host of artwork made out of books, from a rainbow spectrum book sculpture to Cardiff/Miller's recycled book house. But we love it when artists like Callan give

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Gary Taxali Recycles Used Book Covers Into Cool Art Emblazoned with His Signature Retro Drawings

Gary Taxali Recycles Used Book Covers Into Cool Art Emblazoned with His Signature Retro Drawings

Taxali reuses the textured fabric covers of vintage books, and yellowed dog eared pages that would normally deems these materials ready for the garbage bin. Taxali’s retro style of both figure drawing

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6 Amazing Works of Art Made Using Recycled Books!

6 Amazing Works of Art Made Using Recycled Books!

Guy Laramee's Gorgeous Landscapes Carved Into Books In two series entitled The Great Wall and Biblios, artist Guy Laramee used vintage encyclopedias to create his epic sculptures. Laramee carefully

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Alicia Martin’s Amazing Book Sculptures Pour out of Windows and Into the Streets

Alicia Martin’s Amazing Book Sculptures Pour out of Windows and Into the Streets

Martin’s most recent project, called “Biografies”, is based in her home town of Madrid. Biografies incorporates three of Madrid’s historic buildings - cascades of books pour out of each building

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Cecilia Levy’s Dainty Little Tea Cups Are Made From Recycled Book Pages

Cecilia Levy’s Dainty Little Tea Cups Are Made From Recycled Book Pages

These beautiful teacups made by Swedish artist Cecilia Levy are not only beautiful to look at but also light on the environment! Made from recycled book pages, each cup and saucer is a unique piece of art

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Aspen Mays’ Rainbow Spectrum Book Sculpture Is Inspired by Einstein’s Theories

Aspen Mays’ Rainbow Spectrum Book Sculpture Is Inspired by Einstein’s Theories

We've seen a lot of artwork created from books, but not all of them have such a quirky focus on science. Aspen Mays created this unusual mini-library installation with her colorful rainbow sculpture

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Incredible House Sculpture Made From Hundreds of Recycled Books by CardiffMiller

Incredible House Sculpture Made From Hundreds of Recycled Books by CardiffMiller

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller 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

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Artist Kylie Stillman Carves Stacks of Books Into Classic Natural Imagery

Artist Kylie Stillman Carves Stacks of Books Into Classic Natural Imagery

Stillman’s artwork moves away from the boundaries of the books by crafting them into a new life, distorting their original form and use. She engraves the book like a slab of stone, as opposed to using

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Spiraling Tower of Babel Made From 30,000 Donated Books Pops Up in Buenos Aires

Spiraling Tower of Babel Made From 30,000 Donated Books Pops Up in Buenos Aires

Built in San Martin square, the book version of the Tower of Babel spirals up 25 meters into the air affording visitors with spectacular views of the city. The seven story tower is covered in 30,000 books

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Artist Brian Dettmer Carves Old Books into Intricate Narrative Sculptures

Artist Brian Dettmer Carves Old Books into Intricate Narrative Sculptures

Most of Dettmer’s focus is on books, favoring out of date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books and dictionaries. He begins carving away arbitrarily at the pages, letting the images reveal

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Isaac Salazar’s Book Origami Gives Dusty Tomes New Inspiration

Isaac Salazar’s Book Origami Gives Dusty Tomes New Inspiration

Working exclusively with used books (unless a commission warrants otherwise), Salazar has created a series of word sculptures (featuring inspirational words such as “Dream”, “Read”, “Faith”

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