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The Art of Book Sculpture

Surgical typography, a beautiful ghost, and why the reading of art is the new art of reading. We've already seen artists make magic out o
NikWes Creative
NikWes Creative • 2 years ago

Brian Dettmer - Carved Book Sculptures

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Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed.

Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed. Dettmer manipulates the pages and spines to form the shape of his sculptures. He also folds, bends, rolls, and stacks multiple books to create completely original sculptural forms.

Carving books.

Brian Dettmer , book carver. Uses surgical tools and tweezers. Never moves or adds anything, just removes.

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