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If you can overcome the sacrilege of carving up big, heavy reference books, Guy Laramee& paper and binding sculptures are nothing short of stunning. He transforms heavy tomes into mountains, waves, and rock-face monuments.

Beautiful sculptures made of books, by Guy Lamarée

Now books really do look interesting, don't they? Artist Guy Laramee created these amazing book landscapes by carving old books, dictionaries and encyclopedias.

. Always best to never judge a book by its cover. Amazing landscapes carved into books

Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramée Artist Guy Laramee has recently completed a number of new sculptural works where he transforms thick tomes into incredible topographical features including mountains, caves, volcanoes, and even water.

Guy Laramee - "I thought that the myth of the encyclopedia—having all of humanity's knowledge at the same place—was long dead."

Guy Laramée

Guy Laramee, a Montreal based book sculptor has turned antiquated books into carved works of art.

Stupa - landscape carved by Guy Laramée out of a Tibetan-Chinese dictionary - part of the "Guan Yin" project.

El amor por las montañas nos curara. Guy Laramée.

Mood, Sea, Scenery, Books, Short Stories, Ocean, The Ocean

Book waves

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Great Wave - carved book landscape by Guy Laramée - part of the "Guan Yin" project.

Stunning books carved with surgical tools. The artist carves one page at a time. Truly amazing, indeed.

Brian Dettmer, a New York-based artist known as the Book Surgeon, uses tweezers, knives, scalpels and other surgical tools to dissect and carve old books into intricate and beautiful sculptures

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buchkunst. Im sad to see books used like this,  but what an amazing use and talent!

Altered Book Art by Brian Dettmer. The book lover in me is horrified at altering these books but the art is amazing!

Brian Dettmer,Complete and Authoritative Book of Games2012,hardcover book, acrylic varnish, 8-3/16" x 7" x 1-3/4"

♒ Altered Book & Journal Art ♒ Complete and Authoritative Book of Games by Brian Dettmer: Carved book