Dept. of Nifty Book-Themed Art Installations

April 29, 2013

Found (without attribution to the artist) at Headspace’s Facebook page via Gay Librarians’ Facebook page


The Light Inside Books

January 28, 2013

Biblioblogger “Litizia” stumbled across an astonishing art exhibit in Melbourne, Australia last December. Look at these photos.

Links to additional photographs and information about the artists are at Raven-ous.

Brian Dettmer’s Altered Book Sculptures

November 10, 2012

Atlanta residents have another chance to catch an exhibit of the work of a fellow citizen: an artist who uses discarded books as his medium and a surgical knife as one of his primary tools.

Images of his intricate and startling work are easy to find.

Until January 5th, Dettmer’s show “Elemental” is at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia in Buckhead.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s review (and more photos) of Dettmer’s exhibition is here.


Contributed by Ponce staffer Leticia Stinson

Bookish Cupcakes

August 6, 2012

Found at My Life in Books

Anouk Kruithof’s “Bookwall”

July 27, 2012

More photos (and a rather lost-in-the-translation commentary) here.

Found at Shelf Awareness for Readers

Book Sculpture du Jour

July 12, 2012

A fountain in Budapest.

Found at Booksmut via Medicine for the Soul via i’m-all-yours-babe via kiss-me-like-you-want-to-be-loved via Rawr I’m a Dinosaur

Dept. of Pictures-Worth-a-Thousand Words

February 20, 2012

This 34-foot-high pile o’ books (actually, book replicas) is devoted to a single subject.

That subject? Books by and about Abraham Lincoln.

The scultpture is in the lobby of a Washington, DC museum devoted to Lincoln.

Found at BoingBoing via The New Yorker’s Book Bench