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Amazing book sculptors carve out an artistic niche

These four artists are on the same page when it comes to the beauty of old books: Each of them uses books as raw material for sculpture, whether they’re stacking the books as building blocks, wrinkling their delicate leaf-like pages or carving away at them to reveal the knowledge inside. Artists Guy Laramee, Jacqueline Rush Lee, Cara Barer and Brian Dettmer pay tribute to the written word, especially as our publishing industry increasingly goes digital. They’ll make you take a second look at the stacks of musty books on your shelves. Take a look:


View Photo Gallery: These artists are real page-turners, making mountains or mysterious abstractions out of old books.

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