Art Made from Books: Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed


Chronicle Books, 2013. First printing. New. The 27 visual artists whose portfolios comprise this exciting collection each work with printed books as their medium. They carve, paint, and repurpose pulp to striking effect, building startling secondary evocations from their material's primary narratives. Amid the rush toward e-books, this volume amounts to a wild celebration of the printed, illustrated, and bound form


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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.

Title: Art Made from Books: Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed

Author Name: Kuhn, Alyson (Introduction by ), Heyenga, Laura (Compiled by ), Dettmer, Brian (Preface by ) Art Made from Books: Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed

Categories: Art, Craft, Book,

Edition: First

Publisher: Chronicle Books: 2013

ISBN Number: 1452117101

ISBN Number 13: 9781452117102

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 10867