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Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee

Artist Guy Laramee creates amazing miniature book landscapes out of old books, dictionaries and encyclopedias. His series entitled The Great Wall and Biblios represent the degradation of human culture and show glacial landscapes, deep valleys and plateaus.

“So I carve landscapes out of books and I paint Romantic landscapes,” says the artist on his website. “Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. They erode a bit more and they become hills. Then they flatten and become fields where apparently nothing is happening. Piles of obsolete encyclopedias return to that which does not need to say anything, that which simply IS. Fogs and clouds erase everything we know, everything we think we are.

And what do you do with your old books?


Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee (PART II)

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  • Daniel Stanescu via Facebook

    i was considering an eco friendly give the books to whoever didn’t read them post but puck that: this is art!mint!

  • Sandy De La Torre via Facebook

    That is amazing!

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  • Maria Nadeau via Facebook

    wow – truly talented! Thanks for sharing :)

  • Michele Yanni via Facebook


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  • Benjamin Jessee via Facebook

    LOVE IT!

  • James Washburn via Facebook

    Lord of Rings Landscape? it would be a good 1

  • James Washburn via Facebook

    Lord of Rings Landscape? it would be a good 1

  • Grøn Frisør

    Whoa, this is genius! Seriously.

  • gargray

    A lot of work

Author:   Date posted: Jan 2nd, 2012
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