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49 Astonishing Book Art Projects

From 3D Book Art to Merging Book Sculptures

— March 4, 2014 — Art & Design
These stunning book art pieces prove that novels, encyclopedias and other readable materials can be artful, not just from the words written inside of them.

The growing popularity of e-books has some people wondering if traditional paper books will become obsolete entirely, but these book art projects prove that they are suited to plenty of other purposes as well. Some of these books have had their pages into intricate cutouts that literally shape the words into descriptive images, while others take more abstract approaches to transforming books into artful sculptures.

Printed books are also being fused with influences from the Internet, such as having multiple editions printed with pages and pages of leaked LinkedIn passwords or Google image search results.
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Search Engine-Inspired Books
Search Engine-Inspired Books
Google by Felix Heyes and Ben West Makes a Dictionary with Images
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Buried Bookworm Artists
Buried Bookworm Artists
The Abraham Poincheval 604,800 Seconds is Art from the Underground
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Multidimensional Children's Books
Multidimensional Children's Books
This Illustration is a Children's Book that Unfolds Like Origami
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Book-Scented Perfume Exhibits
Book-Scented Perfume Exhibits
This Book Art Exhibit Looks at the Loss of Books
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Cluttered Comicbook Artwork
Cluttered Comicbook Artwork
GoncaloMar Presents a New Show Full of Chaos
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Perfumed Book Exhibits
Perfumed Book Exhibits
In Libro De Tenebris by Paul Schutze is Heaven for Bibliophiles
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3D-Printed Book Covers
3D-Printed Book Covers
The Limited Edition 'On Such A Full Sea' Hardcover is Sculptural
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Inspiring Lyrical Books
Inspiring Lyrical Books
'Don't Eat the Yellow Snow' Shares Wisdom from Popular Songs
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Literary In-Street Events
Literary In-Street Events
Luzinterruptus' Light in Winter Show Was Staged on the Road
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Realistic Paper Wooden Sculptures
Realistic Paper Wooden Sculptures
These Stacks of Newspapers are Made of Wood
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Intuitive Colorblind Books
Intuitive Colorblind Books
These Graphic-Based Books Assist Individuals Who Are Colorblind
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Password-Printed Books
Password-Printed Books
Aram Bartholl's Books Are Printed with LinkedIn Passwords Leaked in 2
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Floating Poetry
Floating Poetry
Luzinterruptus Remembers the Past With Written Words
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Word-Picked Paper Poems
Word-Picked Paper Poems
Newspaper Blackout by Austin Kleon is a Series of Intelligent Doodles
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Mysterious Book Art
Mysterious Book Art
This Book Sculpture was Made by an Anonymous Artist
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Fluttering Book Art
Fluttering Book Art
The Blue Butterfly by Cara Barer Represents the Metamorphosis of Knowledge
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Nature-Inspired Book Sculptures
Nature-Inspired Book Sculptures
Artist Long-Bin Chen Carves a Literary Oasis for a Library Rotunda
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Vandalized Print Collages
Vandalized Print Collages
Book-Cuts and Tree-Cuts by Francesca Lowe Finds Beauty in Destruction
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Surreal Book Sculptures
Surreal Book Sculptures
Artist Alicia Martin is Back at It Again with Her Novel Installations
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Geeky Textbook Art
Geeky Textbook Art
These Japanese Students Sure Know How to Make Impressive Textbook Doodles
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Stacked Book Portraits
Stacked Book Portraits
The Mike Stilkey Book Sculptures Have a Novel Design
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Intricate Recycled Art Installations
Intricate Recycled Art Installations
Leo Fitzmaurice Builds Witty Art Pieces from Everyday Objects
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3D Book Art
3D Book Art
Thomas Allen's 'Uncovered' Gives you an Alternative Look at Old Books
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Magnificently Carved Book Sculptures
Magnificently Carved Book Sculptures
Kelly Campbell Berry's Literary Artwork is Mesmerizing
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Urban Camouflage Art
Urban Camouflage Art
GomDig Photographs People Blending in With Their Surroundings
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Hilarious Literal Literary Costumes
Hilarious Literal Literary Costumes
This Shades of Grey Costume Spoofs the Popular Erotic Novel
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Bounded Book Art Displays
Bounded Book Art Displays
The 'Between' Series by Math Monahan Brings Braiding to New Heights
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Bookworm Portraiture
Bookworm Portraiture
The Unique Painted Book Sculptures by Mike Stilkey are Novel
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Stacked Literature Installations
Stacked Literature Installations
The Biografias VI by Alicia Martín Sculpture Embraces Knowle
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Animated Book Sculptures
Animated Book Sculptures
Wiry Limbs, Paper Backs by Terry Border Brings Novels to Life
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Insanely Intricate Novel Art (UPDATE)
Insanely Intricate Novel Art (UPDATE)
The Brian Dettmer Book Sculptures are Mind-Bogglingly Good
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Poetic Paper Art
Poetic Paper Art
Ragnhildur Johanns' Sculptural Poems Series Pays Tribute to Printed Publications
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Modern Art Mocking Books
Modern Art Mocking Books
We Go to the Gallery is Available on the Website 'Learning with Miriam'
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Book Bulbs
Book Bulbs
Novel Creations by Offbeat Earth Bring Stories to Life Through Art
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Color-Shifting Books
Color-Shifting Books
Airan Kang Uses LED Lighting to Illuminate 109 Books
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Phone Book Faces
Phone Book Faces
Alex Queral Creates Intricate Photos from Carved Pages
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Merging Book Sculptures
Merging Book Sculptures
Book Sculptures by Odires Mlászho Endlessly Connects Literature
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3D Narrative Paper Scenes
3D Narrative Paper Scenes
The Jodi Harvey-Brown Book Sculptures are Thrillingly Adventurous
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Carved Literature Sculptures
Carved Literature Sculptures
This Series by Guy Laramee Will Take Your Breath Away
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Awesome Telephone Book Sculptures
Awesome Telephone Book Sculptures
Long-Bin Chen Turns Reading Material into Art
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Transformative Textbook Art
Transformative Textbook Art
Ryuta Iida Applies Imagination to Narrative with Her Modern Sculptures
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Comic Book Sculptures
Comic Book Sculptures
The 'Heroes: Route of Exposures' Series by Adrian Tranquilli
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Ornate Origami Novels
Ornate Origami Novels
Rachel Ashe Modifies Books Into Intricate Nature-Themed Papercrafts
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Fairy Tale Book Sculptures
Fairy Tale Book Sculptures
Su Blackwell's Art from Books Animates the Pages of Storybooks
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Literal Literary Jewelry Creations
Literal Literary Jewelry Creations
These Books Have Been Transformed into Stunning Jewelry Pieces
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School Book Sculptures
School Book Sculptures
Liu Wei Reinvents Educational Tools into Eye-Catching Cityscapes
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Disorder-Inspired Book Sculptures
Disorder-Inspired Book Sculptures
Thomas Wightman's Book Sculpture Art Touches on Tough Topics
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Flowering Book Sculptures
Flowering Book Sculptures
Jacqueline Rush Lee Creates a Novel Form of Narrative
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Brilliant Book Collages
Brilliant Book Collages
The Parallèle Exhibition by Erwan Soyer Features Alluring Artwork
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