Gallery: Take a Bath of Knowledge with Vanessa Mancini’s Tub Made of Bo...

 
Books are layered onto a metal frame which rests on top of four antique feet shaped like lions. Surrounded in tightly crafted book slabs the bath looks dramatic and unusual, owed primarily to the volume of literature packed around the sculptural form.

If you like to unwind by soaking in the tub with a good book, how about bathing in literature instead with artist Vanessa Mancini’s ‘Bath of Knowledge’? This novel idea (excuse the pun) is made almost entirely out of books, each one cut and fitted by the artist herself. The books have been layered onto a metal frame that rests on top of four antique feet shaped like lions. Encompassed in tightly crafted book slabs, this tub is as both charming and captivating as the literature it draws from.

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