Saturday, February 26, 2011

Books as Art

Chelsea Bauch over at put together a collection of 10 Visual Artists Who Use Books as Their Medium. Although I'm not in favor of destroying books, I thought people might want to see some of these. Be sure and read the commentary to get a better idea of where the books are from and what the artist intends. Here's one example. To see others, go HERE.

Robert The: The Message  Collecting discarded books from thrift store bins and even dumpsters, Robert The creates objects of art that comment upon their own meaning and irrelevance. In his artist statement, The explains that these tossed aside books “are lovingly vandalized back to life so they can assert themselves against the culture which turned them into debris.”

Thomas Allen
Combining the imagery of pulp fiction cover art and the fun of pop-up books, Thomas Allen creates three-dimensional action scenes by cutting out and combining vintage cover images then using the remaining pages and spines to act as the stage for his new creations.

See other Books as Art Here.

1 comment:

Tanya S. said...

It's quite hard to tell the value of classic books. Although I must admit, that FLavorwire's art is brilliant.I still hope they'll find a way to preserve the content while unleashing its beauty.I love Thomas Allen's approach, it's like adding a new drama to the book.