Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Playing With Books

When I visited the Main Library yesterday, I shopped around and discovered this gem in the stacks: Playing With Books: The Art of Upcycling, Deconstructing, and Reimaging the Book by Jason Thompson.
Archivists and other book purists may cringe at the thought of tearing up books to make art, but I believe the artist is showing new ways to turn books that are damaged, discarded, or outdated (such as medical and science books), or otherwise unreadable into a new art form. It is an
interesting concept. I enjoy working with paper and embrace the idea of using recycled materials to make art. I will add this book to my Goodreads account.

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