Books v. Art.

Book Art. It's everywhere. Except, unfortunately, it's not in my library and probably not in yours.

So here's a collection of some awesome places to see some awesome book art to make your Friday afternoon more awesome.

Inspiration Green

Journey to Aragoza - Cara Barer
This website shows a collection of sculptures made from books - and some, you wouldn't even know they are made from a book. The focus is using old books to up-cycle them into something beautiful - what else is there to do with a stack of old phone books and some screws? There's even a 'Book Cell' that you can walk through.

Jodi Harvey-Brown

A collection of book sculptures made by hand by Jodi Harvey-Brown. You can purchase from her Etsy Shop. Custom orders available.

In the Library - Jodi Harvey-Brown
" The books that we love to read should be made to come to life.  Characters, that we care so much for, should come out of the pages to show us their stories.  What we see in our imaginations as we read should be there for the world to see.  My book sculptures are my way of making stories come alive."


Nicholas Jones

Peter | Island - Nicholas Jones
A Melbourne based artist who uses books and paper to question the future of the written word. His artwork is group into type - folded books, carved books, cut books, torn & sewn books, sculpted books, and installations.

The Most Beautiful Examples of Books Sculptures

Municipal Library of Prague

Bored Panda brings you a collection of 78 different books sculptures and installations from around the world. Take a look - some of my faves include Book of Life, House in a Field, Dutch Book Week Written Portraits, The Little Mermaid, and For My Beloved.

13 Sculptures Made Out of Books

Bristol Museum Sculpture - Mike Stilkey
Mental Floss offers us a slightly more refined collection of book sculptures. The flying books is something I have always wanted to do.

Need some more?

Inspired to make your own Book art?

Feel the urge to create something this weekend? Take a look at the how to videos on You Tube and step by step instructions available on Instructables.

ALLA(WA) Committee Member - Alice Hewitt. 
Librarian, Reference and Information Services, Murdoch University.


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