Saturday, June 2, 2012

A different take on the art book

Having been off for a while, I thougth I might post something a little out of the ordinary. I came across this list of books as artwork. It is truly bizarre and thought provoking. From nail encrusted books to books as three story high sculptures, this link is just plain weird on one level but some of the art work is also quite beautiful. In a world where books seem to be rapidly being replaced by the one minute thought bite, I love the idea of books as pieces of art, not only for the words between their covers but also as a solid object occupying a three dimensional space. Follow this link to see some of the other works of art.

Don't you just love this waterfall of books by Alicia Martín. It gives me the idea of a house that is so overflowing with books that the walls cannot contain them anymore.As a book lover I find this a wonderful idea ( or am I just a bit peculiar?) I spent a pleasant twenty minutes in the car yesterday wondering what I would do if I won the Lotto. Filling a house with books would probably be high on my wish list and this image gives a visual idea of what that might be like.

1 comment:

  1. You’re right-at the end of the day there is something quite distinctive and wonderful about holding an actual book in your hand! I always like to think of who else has read a book and when-like finding a title you’ve always been meaning to read at a beach house, and wondering who else has read the book and what it has meant to them. So the book becomes like a little time capsule of readers and experiences-unbeatable. Enjoy the post-keep it up!