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  • Mareeya Alexis

    Phenomenal book sculptures by Brian Dettmer - aka: The Book Surgeon

  • Erika Blancas

    Amazing book carvings by Brian Dettmer - ego-alterego.com

  • omgrobot10

    OMG amazing ... out of an old book

  • Misty Maberry

    paper sculpture, book art. 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 Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed.

  • Kanika Gupta

    Impressive Book Art By Brian Dettmer aka 'The Book Surgeon'

  • Orlff

    Mound 2, 2008, Altered Book, 11" x 8-1/4" x 5" - Image Courtesy of the Artist and Kinz + Tillou Fine Art

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Art created using old books and surgical tools. Beautifully carved and imaginative. Check out the link for more!

Brian Dettmer, crafts old encyclopedias, medical journals, and dictionaries into completely original sculptures.

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 Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed.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. He currently lives and works in Atlanta, GA.

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 Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed.

Carved from a book!? -Incredible art painstakingly crafted from old books by Brian Dettmer, aka the Book Surgeon.

Brian Dettmer is a surgical sculptor with a penchant for the esoteric, obscure and near-obsolete. His remarkable book sculptures are meticulously carved into vintage volumes using a variety of tools — Xacto knives, surgical clamps, pliers, tweezers — and are painstakingly cut away one page at a time.

Carved from a book!? -Incredible art painstakingly crafted from old books by Brian Dettmer, aka the Book Surgeon.

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 Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed.

Book sculpture, by Brian Dettmer

Brian Dettmer – Paper Art - 100 Extraordinary Examples of Paper Art | Webdesigner Depot