Art Made from Books - Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed

Author(s): Alyson Kuhn

Decorative Art

This volume collects a jaw-dropping assortment of art made from books--by cutting, painting, sawing, laminating, balancing or stacking. The definitive guide to the emerging art form, Art Made from Books showcases groundbreaking work by today's best practitioners, from Su Blackwell's whimsical pop-up landscapes to the stacked-book sculptures of Jonathan Callan. A foreword by pioneering artist Brian Dettmer and an introduction by design critic Alyson Kuhn complete the collection, presented in an unusual, tactile package with exposed spine.


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"Books take on a whole new life in Laura Heyenga's anthology of groundbreaking artists who've stitched, sliced, cut and carved bound literature to create anything from an intricate chess set to a huge area rug to a literary jewelry collection. (Never fear: The artists use recycled or discarded books-that otherwise would end up in landfills!). In fact, the real joy of this book comes from discovering how each individual starts with the same item and yet ends up with vastly different works of art." -

Alyson Kuhn is a freelance writer and branding strategist. She is a regular contributor to the beloved design and paper goods blog, Felt & Wire. Brian's artwork has been featured in The New York Times, Wired, and The Guardian, among other prestigious publications. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Laura Heyenga is a former editor at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the author of Paper Cutting. She lives in Berkeley, California.

General Fields

  • : 9781452117102
  • : Chronicle Books Llc
  • : Chronicle Books Llc
  • : March 2013
  • : United States
  • : September 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alyson Kuhn
  • : Hardback
  • : 3
  • : English
  • : 702.81
  • : 176
  • : 200 photos