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  • Barbara Ford

    Extreme Book Art! Artist: Alicia Martin (Madrid) entitled "Biografias" Dover Public Library News & Views:

  • Ann McDonald

    Spanish artist Alicia Martin used thousands of old books to create amazing book waterfalls that pour out the windows and straight into the streets. She is well known for her massive book installations across Europe, however Martin’s most recent series, called Biografies, are based in her hometown, Madrid. Each book installation was made of approximately 5,000 books and installed in the three of Madrid’s historic buildings. The heavy weight is supported by a special metal framework that’s hidd

  • Beth Hoffman

    Spanish installation artist Alicia Martin transforms thousands of old books into giant waterfalls which pour out the windows straight into the streets. Her massive installations have been installed in various places across Europe, however Martin’s most recent series, known as Biografies, are based in her hometown, Madrid. These gravity-defying book sculptures from her Biografies series were installed in the three of Madrid’s historic buildings, each installation consisting of approximately 5,

  • Yvette Salazar

    Art installation at Madrid's Casa de America by artist Alicia Martin. The building looks like it's vomiting books. Awesome. Ohhh Spain, how I miss you =)

  • Charlotte Keiski

    Book art by Madrid based artist Alicia Martin, her dramatic Biografias series. Thousands of books explode out of 3 buildings

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