Monday, September 30, 2013

Book and art lovers.... read this...

[Review first published at by Helen Gallagher 9-30-2013]

Art Made From Books: Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed will likely transform your appreciation of books … books as art objects.

This surprising anthology brims with charming, pure art, created by hands and tools. The spirit of magical realism is alive as characters are literally lifted out of books through delicate carving. Some are carved, some are books embellished with light, wire or glass. The stunning result is a recurring delight; and our appreciation grows each time we consider the delicate artistry and spirit in the objects.

There is unmistakable joy of the creation of these altered books; a fairly recent modern form of art. The process, known since the 18th century in England has become more appreciated today when outdated reference books can see new life as treasured, whimsical, works of art.

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