How wonderful would it be to have a reading room made from books? Czech Artist Matej Kren creates ambitious structures using old books destined for the landfill. He’s been designing bookish sculptures since 1995, some of which are permanent installations housed in libraries. The outer fascades of many of the installations feature the foredges of the books, in lieu of the spines.
Argentinian conceptual artist Marta Minujin has constructed this tower of books at Plaza San Martin in Buenos Aires in reference to UNESCO’s recent nomination of the city as the World Book Capital in 2011.