Brian Dettmer’s book art

Marie Kennedy on Sep 19th 2007

no talking now.  just go.  look.  stunning, beautiful pieces of and about books.

brian dettmer’s book art — he calls them “book dissections”

(thanks, boingboing. pointing me to this link totally made my day.) 

from his artist statement: “Old books, records, tapes, maps, and other media frequently fall into a realm that too much of today’s art occupies. Their intended role has decreased or deceased and they often exist simply as symbols of the ideas they represent rather than true conveyers of content. They are reduced to status symbols or decorative devices; often displayed as trophies of intellect or hoarded and stored like nostalgic memories.”

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