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Art Made from Books

Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed

Alyson Kuhn Brian Dettmer Laura Heyenga



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Chronicle Books
02 September 2013
Non-graphic art forms
Artists around the world have lately been turning to their bookshelves for more than just a good read, opting to cut, paint, carve, stitch or otherwise transform the printed page into whole new beautiful, thought-provoking works of art. Art Made from Books is the definitive guide to this compelling art form, showcasing groundbreaking work by today's most showstopping practitioners. From Su Blackwell's whimsical pop-up landscapes to the stacked-book sculptures of Kylie Stillman, each portfolio celebrates the incredible creative diversity of the medium. A preface by pioneering artist Brian Dettmer and an introduction by design critic Alyson Kuhn round out the collection. Presented in an unusual, tactile package with an exposed spine, this is an essential addition to the libraries of book lovers and art aficionados.
By:   Alyson Kuhn
Preface by:   Brian Dettmer
Edited by:   Laura Heyenga
Imprint:   Chronicle Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 185mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   720g
ISBN:   9781452117102
ISBN 10:   1452117101
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   02 September 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Alyson Kuhn is a freelance writer and branding strategist. She is a regular contributor to the beloved design and paper goods blog, Felt & Wire. Brian's artwork has been featured in The New York Times, Wired, and The Guardian, among other prestigious publications. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Laura Heyenga is a former editor at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the author of Paper Cutting. She lives in Berkeley, California.

Reviews for Art Made from Books: Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed

The 27 visual artists whose portfolios comprise this exciting collection each work with printed books as their medium. They carve, paint, and repurpose pulp to striking effect, building startling secondary evocations from their material's primary narratives.... The central message is uplifting and joyous-that a book is a uniquely precious, infinitely malleable treasure chest in the hands of an ambitious artist....A magical collection of paper wonders. - Publishers Weekly

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