Monday, August 25, 2008

Books Alive!

Despite the heading for this post sounding like a 1991 Australian Book Week theme (and maybe it was...), these are some most fascinating books sculptures made by Brian Dettmer.
As an ardent lover of books, you might think I would shudder at the idea of cutting them up, but I adore both the collecting of books and the cutting of them. (Which is a weird phrase in perhaps any other context, I admit).

I would so love to watch him make these - the precision of the cutting and the imagination involved seems unbearably good.
These books remind me of Neal Stephenson's book, The Diamond Age, which is set way into the future. For some reason, I think the books might look like this!

Images all from Centripetal Notion

For more on Dettmer's work, have a look here, here and here.

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