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 Thomas Ehgartner has used about 8,000 reclaimed books to create this conceptual installation. Lined up across a floor, the books make up Ehgartner’s “Meaning Minus Truth Conditions” installation, which was constructed within the sculpture studios of the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.

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Ehgartner explores concepts of information sharing and archiving, and he presents ideas surrounding fragmented communication of data flow due to linguistic limits. He discusses the “excessive demands of the ever-growing amount of new information by the media.” For more information about the work, take a look at his page on Artdoxa.

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