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Posts Tagged ‘books’

Hidden 19th Century Fore-Edge Paintings Found on the Pages of a Book

By • Sep 3rd, 2013 • Category: Art, Latest Posts, Painting

While most of us know that some of the greatest treasures can be found in books, turns out that sometimes they also appear on the fore-edges of the pages. Recently Colleen Theisen shared a gif she made, showing an amazing example of fore-edge painting on the side of the book from 1873. The painting was found on the edge of Robert Mudie’s book Autumn at the University of Iowa.

New Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee

By • Jun 14th, 2012 • Category: Art, Latest Posts

Canadian artist Guy Laramee has recently published a new series of his amazing book landscapes which are made by carving old books, dictionaries and encyclopedias. He calls his new project “Guan Yin” and dedicates it “to the mysterious forces thanks to which we can traverse ordeals”.

Book Igloo by Miler Lagos

By • Apr 16th, 2012 • Category: Art, Latest Posts

Colombian artist Miler Lagos constructed this entirely self-supporting book igloo using nothing more than carefully aligned books. Titled ‘Home’, this dome-like installation was on display at MagnanMetz Gallery in New York City late last year.

Invisible Bookshelf

By • Apr 13th, 2012 • Category: Picture of the Day

The Conceal Book Shelf from Umbra is like nothing you have ever seen before! This book shelf, which holds up to 15 pounds of books, screws directly into a wall stud and presto – you have an invisible book shelf! The maximum stack height is 16-Inches. All hardware is included so all you need is a screwdriver.

Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee

By • Jan 2nd, 2012 • Category: Art, Latest Posts

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.