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Old Books Carved With Surgical Tools

Brian Dettmer, a New York-based artist known as the Book Surgeon, uses tweezers, knives, scalpels and other surgical tools to dissect and carve old books into intricate and beautiful sculptures. Dettmer’s work has a sort

Guy Laramée schnitzt Landschaften aus Büchern

Guy Laramée schnitzt 3D Landschaften aus Büchern

If you can overcome the sacrilege of carving up big, heavy reference books, Guy Laramee& paper and binding sculptures are nothing short of stunning. He transforms heavy tomes into mountains, waves, and rock-face monuments.

Book Art - Imgur

Book Art

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Brian Dettmer Book Art - Absolute Authority, Hardcover book, acrylic medium, x x - Image Courtesy of the Artist and Wexler Gallery

guiltless reading: Brian Dettmer's amazing altered books

Brian Dettmer's amazing altered books

Brian Dettmer Webster Withdrawn, 2010 Altered Book Image courtesy of the Artist and MiTO Gallery

More amazing book sculptures.

Thanks to our friends at Mental Floss for linking us to artist Brian Dettmer’s very cool book art. Dettmer turns “old books, yellow pages, periodicals, etc.,” into fascinating scu…

Book art created for ad campaign for Anagram Bookshop in Prague.

Words Create Worlds

"Words create worlds” 3 - Advertisements for Anagram Bookshop (Prague) done by Kaspen.

Carved crayons.

Attribution for these astonishing works has been lost in the compilation process. First, international currency symbols by Diem Chau. Second, crayons carved into the 12 symbols of the Chinese zodiac, also by Diem Chau.