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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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Hundreds of Discarded Books Spew From the Windows of the Hague’s Meermanno Museum

Hundreds of Discarded Books Spew From the Windows of the Hague’s Meermanno Museum

Foreign comic books, romantic novels, heavy encyclopedias and children’s schoolbooks are all part of Alicia Martín bizarre creations. Martin’s latest work at the Museum Meermanno is a monumental book

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Graphic Artist Daniel Speight Turns Discarded Books into Screenprinted Cityscapes

Graphic Artist Daniel Speight Turns Discarded Books into Screenprinted Cityscapes

Iconic buildings like the Tower of London or the Gherkin might appear across a tall vertical stack of Daniel Speight's hardcovered books. Another collection features horizontal rows of books screen

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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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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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Liu Wei’s Chaotic Cities Are Made of Stacks Upon Stacks of Recycled Text Books

Liu Wei’s Chaotic Cities Are Made of Stacks Upon Stacks of Recycled Text Books

Unlike other book sculptures, Wei’s pieces are rough, crumbling and unfinished, completely betraying their origination as crisp text books. The carved pages possess a soft quality, which fuels the

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Miler Lagos’ Awesome Book Igloo is Stacked High with Recycled Reading Materials

Miler Lagos’ Awesome Book Igloo is Stacked High with Recycled Reading Materials

The books are arranged with the pages facing outwards to create a a white shell while the colorful spines of the books face inwards revealing their titles. From dictionaries to volumes on geography and

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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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Book Camera Created From Recycled Photography Texts

Book Camera Created From Recycled Photography Texts

We love seeing quirky cameras made from inventive materials here at Inhabitat - in the past we've showcased everything from Lego TLR cameras to Leica-style paper pinhole cameras. The latest kit to catch

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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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Spiraling Tower of 15,000 Books Celebrates Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre

Spiraling Tower of 15,000 Books Celebrates Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre

The Ford's Theatre Center for Education and Leadership features an expansive array of historical objects related to Abraham Lincoln, including a replica train car that transported him in repose from

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Artist Valerie Buess Twists and Turns Paper Into Magical Underwater Creatures

Artist Valerie Buess Twists and Turns Paper Into Magical Underwater Creatures

Based in Germany, but born in Switzerland, Valerie Buess has been experimenting with paper for the last twenty years. By twisting, turning, folding and sometimes adding some color to her work, she creates

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Beautiful Artichoke-Shaped Pendant Lamps Made From Recycled Novels, Maps and Magazines

Beautiful Artichoke-Shaped Pendant Lamps Made From Recycled Novels, Maps and Magazines

New York-based architect Allison Patrick set herself the goal of creating 30 DIY designs in 30 weeks, and she called it the 30x30x3 Project. Based on her own version of the 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, and

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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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Matej Kren’s ‘Idiom’ Is a Spellbinding Tower Made From Hundreds of Books

Matej Kren’s ‘Idiom’ Is a Spellbinding Tower Made From Hundreds of Books

The Prague Municipal Library is now home to a spiraling tower of hundreds of carefully stacked books assembled by Slovakian born artist Matej Kren. Dubbed Idiom, the staggering installation reaches up to

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Guy Laramee Carves Gorgeous Landscapes Into the Edges of Books

Guy Laramee Carves Gorgeous Landscapes Into the Edges of Books

In two series entitled The Great Wall and Biblios, Laramee used vintage books as a medium for his epic sculptures. With a belief that humans obsessively feel the need to change and destroy cultural forms,

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Inhabitat’s Top Eco Art Picks from Art Basel Week in Miami

Inhabitat’s Top Eco Art Picks from Art Basel Week in Miami

From afar, Sarah Frost’s two massive pieces, “Error Correct” and “Sign Off” appear to be textured topographies of beige and black dots. But get a little closer, and you’ll find the all too

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Jennifer Collier Recycles Old Literature Into Incredible Paper Objects

Jennifer Collier Recycles Old Literature Into Incredible Paper Objects

With years of crafting experience, Collier bonds, waxes an traps paper materials to create a fabric. She also painstakingly stitches the paper together and oftentimes onto objects such as sewing machines,

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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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Lula Dot’s Brilliant Recycled Book Chandeliers Cast a Literary Light

Lula Dot’s Brilliant Recycled Book Chandeliers Cast a Literary Light

Lucy Norman of Lula Dot gives old books a new life with these impressive chandeliers made entirely from unwanted tomes. Her attractive designs give a whole new meaning to the term ‘light read’ - each

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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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Amazing Desk Made From Recycled Books at Delft University

Amazing Desk Made From Recycled Books at Delft University

The colorful and carefully arranged desk is a testament to the school's love for design and books. The strong, solid corners give the desk a solid foundation and the pattern has been arranged so that in

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