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What do you do with an outdated encyclopedia in the information age? With X-Acto knives and an eye for a good remix, artist Brian Dettmer makes beautiful, unexpected sculptures that breathe new life into old books.

What do you do with an outdated encyclopedia in the information age? With X-Acto knives and an eye for a good remix, artist Brian Dettmer makes beautiful, unexpected sculptures that breathe new life into old books.

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10 Visual Artists Who Use Books as Their Medium

Altered Books by Brian Dettmer

Le talentueux Brian offre une nouvelle histoire à des livres usés en les sculptant

Le talentueux Brian offre une nouvelle histoire à des livres usés en les sculptant

We Kill One, 2011, Hardcover book, acrylic medium, 9-1/4" x 6-1/4" x 1-1/4" - Image Courtesy of the Artist

We Kill One, 2011, Hardcover book, acrylic medium, 9-1/4" x 6-1/4" x 1-1/4" - Image Courtesy of the Artist

Brian Dettmer, artist. He carves into books reveling the artwork inside, creating complex layered three-dimensional sculptures.

Brian Dettmer, artist. He carves into books reveling the artwork inside, creating complex layered three-dimensional sculptures.