Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed
Artists around the world have lately been turning to their bookshelves for more than just a good read, opting to cut, paint, carve, stitch, or otherwise transform the printed page into whole new beautiful, thought-provoking works of art. Art Made from Books is the definitive guide to this compelling art form, showcasing groundbreaking work by today’s most respected practitioners. From Su Blackwell’s whimsical pop-up landscapes to the stacked-book sculptures of Kylie Stillman, each portfolio celebrates the incredible creative diversity of the medium. Included in the collection is a preface by pioneering artist Brian Dettmer and an introduction by design critic Alyson Kuhn. Presented in an unusual, tactile package with an exposed spine, this is an essential addition to the libraries of book lovers and art aficionados.
About the Contributors
Laura Heyenga is the editor of Paper Cutting: Contemporary Artists, Timeless Craft. She lives in Berkeley, California. Northern California-based Alyson Kuhn writes frequently about paper in general and correspondence in particular. Atlanta, Georgia's Brian Dettmer’s artwork has been featured in the New York Times, Wired, and the Guardian, among other prestigious publications.