Old and heavy books always seem like a mysterious and infinite well of wisdom and imagination for me. That moment, when you pick up an old book from a shelf and wipe away thick layer of dust from it‘s cover, is full of magic. However, book is so much more than pages full of words.

I've always thought that it would be wonderful to give old books a second life. Some artists make it happen by turning old books, dictionaries and encyclopedias into admirable sculptures.

I found a few amazing examples of book sculptures, so I invite you to share the pictures of amazing book art as well. Don‘t forget to vote for your favorites too.

#1 Book Of Life

Book Of Life

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JeanBirrell 1 year ago

Beautiful

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#2 Cave In A Book

Cave In A Book

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GillWood 1 year ago

lovely

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#3 "Charon And The Door To A World Of Dreams" Book Sculpture

"Charon And The Door To A World Of Dreams" Book Sculpture

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#4 Mountain Carved Out Of An Old Star Map

Mountain Carved Out Of An Old Star Map

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GillWood 1 year ago

astral

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#5 Carved Book Landscapes

Carved Book Landscapes

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#6 Old Books Carved With Surgical Tools

Old Books Carved With Surgical Tools

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GillWood 1 year ago

never seen this before

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#7 House In A Field Book Art

House In A Field Book Art

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#8 Herb Garden Book Sculpture

Herb Garden Book Sculpture

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GillWood 1 year ago

so delicate

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#9 The Little Match Girl - Handmade Book Sculpture By Karine Diot

The Little Match Girl - Handmade Book Sculpture By Karine Diot

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GillWood 1 year ago

cute

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#10 Alice In Wonderland By Susan Hoerth

Alice In Wonderland By Susan Hoerth

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KathyRauch 1 year ago

How cool is that!

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#11 Dutch Bookweek Written Portraits

Dutch Bookweek Written Portraits

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GillWood 1 year ago

smart

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#12 "Great Comfort" Book Arts

"Great Comfort" Book Arts

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#13 Massive Book Sculpture Of An Abandoned City

Massive Book Sculpture Of An Abandoned City

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#14 Skull Book Sculpture

Skull Book Sculpture

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GillWood 1 year ago

nice

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#15 The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

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EllenO'Neill 1 year ago

Lovely. A side note: Lewis Carroll never refers to The Mad Hatter, only The Hatter. The chapter is 'A Mad Tea-Party' & the 2 ideas elided.

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#16 Jacqueline Rush Lee's Inked Books (Anthologia)

Jacqueline Rush Lee's Inked Books (Anthologia)

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DiPhoenix 1 year ago

Would love this in my home!

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#17 Mayberry's Insects

Mayberry's Insects

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mariannaarmata 1 year ago

great idea and execution.

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#18 Old Books Turned Into An Interesting Piece Of Art

Old Books Turned Into An Interesting Piece Of Art

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GillWood 1 year ago

so clever

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#19 Hot Air Balloon Book Sculpture

Hot Air Balloon Book Sculpture

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RebeccaLescarbeau 1 year ago

I AM BLOWN AWAY by this art work and the people who too time to do this, they truly deserve awards, amazing & so beautiful, incredible job.

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#20 Jacqueline Rush Lee's Inked Series (Nous: There's No Why Here),Transformed Philosophy Book 2014

Jacqueline Rush Lee's Inked Series (Nous: There's No Why Here),Transformed Philosophy Book 2014

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mariannaarmata 1 year ago

I love this so much! incredible idea and fantastic results. Bravo Jacqueline.

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#21 Books Installation In The Municipal Library Of Prague By Matej Krén

Books Installation In The Municipal Library Of Prague By Matej Krén

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#22 Pablo Lehmann - "Thesaurus" (21 X 15 X 19 Cm.) Cut-Out Paper 2011

Pablo Lehmann - "Thesaurus" (21 X 15 X 19 Cm.) Cut-Out Paper 2011

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VikiBanaszak 1 year ago

These are amazing!

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