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Art Made from Books

Art Made from Books

Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed


Edited by Laura Heyenga • Preface by Brian Dettmer • Introduction by Alyson Kuhn


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Artists around the world have lately been turning to their bookshelves for more than just a good read, opting to cut, paint, carve, stitch or otherwise transform the printed page into whole new beautiful, thought-provoking works of art. Art Made from Books is the definitive guide to this compelling art form, showcasing groundbreaking work by today’s most showstopping practitioners. From Su Blackwell’s whimsical pop-up landscapes to the stacked-book sculptures of Kylie Stillman, each portfolio celebrates the incredible creative diversity of the medium. A preface by pioneering artist Brian Dettmer and an introduction by design critic Alyson Kuhn round out the collection. Presented in an unusual, tactile package with an exposed spine, this is an essential addition to the libraries of book lovers and art aficionados.

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Size: 7 1/4 x 9 1/4 in;
Pages: 176 pp;
more than 200 photographs
Format: Hardcover
Publication: August 2013
ISBN: 9781452117102
ISBN10: 1452117101
Laura Heyenga is the editor of Paper Cutting: Contemporary Artists, Timeless Craft. She lives in Berkeley, California.

Alyson Kuhn writes frequently about paper in general and correspondence in particular. She lives in Northern California.

Brian Dettmer’s artwork has been featured in the New York Times, Wired, and the Guardian, among other prestigious publications. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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