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I have recently found some inspiring book art, the first of which belongs to Tom Bendsten, a Canadian visual artist who uses books to build architectural structures. The tower below consists of 12’000 books, stands 16 feet high and took 4 years to complete. It is part of a series of structures called the ‘Argument’. The best bit is when you get inside it. The cloud scenery made up of the spines of all the books stacked one on top of the other is quite breathtaking!

Outside of 'The Tower'

Inside view. See all the clouds!

House of books...

The image above is particularly striking because it reminds me of a scene from ‘The Paper House: A Novel’ by Carlos María Domínguez. A book so beautiful, so wonderful, that I haven’t the courage to write a review of it yet!

More book art, this time from Brian Dettmer who is another artist who sculpts using antiquated books on a much smaller level. His detailed work seems to strip away at the barriers of language, to bring out the soul of a book. There have been many times when I wished I could dive into a book headlong. Dettmer’s work partially fulfils that desire.

Climb into a book... walk through one of it's "passage's"

The Borgian Nightmare - The endless labyrinth of meanings...

And finally, some exquisite book art from Kaspen for Anagram Bookshop in Prague. I wish I could actually BUY one of these. Would make a lovely present for a bookish person!

OK, anyone for the game 'Guess the Book?' Hmm... could it be 'Pirates of the Caribbean'?

"King Arthur and the Knight's of the Round Table!"

And finally... 'In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote. Yay!

Do you know any cool book art? Wanna share?

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