Posts Tagged ‘altered books’

The Wonderful World of Su Blackwell

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

“The Girl in the Wood,” 2008

I love the book sculptures of British artist Su Blackwell. She often portrays scenes from fairy tales or folklore. The detail is amazing (see below). And don’t miss this video of the making of a commercial for Beringer Wines, featuring Su’s work. Also keep your eyes open for her book of illustrated fairy tales, The Fairy-Tale Princess, coming out in October.

Detail from “Hazel Tree (from Aschputtel),” 2010.

Ex Libris Anonymous

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Handmade journals made from vintage books—check it out!

NY Times Book Review: 100 Notable Books

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Check out the New York Times Sunday Book Review’s list of 100 Notable Books, in time for holiday shopping.

The House of Books Has No Windows

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Check out this video posted on AbeBooks’ Reading Copy blog, about the sculpture made by artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller commissioned as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival exhibition and showcased in the Fruitmarket Gallery.

Book Origami

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Artist Isaac Salazar’s artistic recycling of books can be found in various places:

Book Autopsies

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Altered books doesn’t begin to describe the work by Atlanta artist Brian Dettmer.

“In this work I begin with an existing book and seal its edges, creating an enclosed vessel full of unearthed potential. I cut into the surface of the book and dissect through it from the front. I work with knives, tweezers and surgical tools to carve one page at a time, exposing each layer while cutting around ideas and images of interest. Nothing inside the books is relocated or implanted, only removed.”

He’s been written up all over the place, including the New Yorker blog and Juxtapoz magazine. Great images all around, including on Webphemera.