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15 Book Sculptures That Can Only Be Called Works Of Art

I think I can speak for most hardcore bibliophiles when I say that print books are a thing of beauty.  While ebooks may be more convenient to carry around, there's a reason why print books haven't gone out of style. Just look at all the bookstagrammers out there creating images to show off their favorite hardcovers. Still, some people take it a step further and turn books into real works of art.  Some people may think this is sacrilegious, but as you'll see below, books can be the perfect medium for creating truly captivating artwork.

 

1. Jodi Harvey's Don Quixote

 

Don Quixote

Image Via DeviantArt

 

2. Eolande Book Sculpture Headpiece, another work from Jodi Harvey, and this one's wearable!

 

Headpiece

Image Via DeviantArt

 

3. A piece by Guy Laramee, from his series Biblio

 

Biblio

Image Via Guy Laramee

 

4. Erwan Soyer's Tiki Collage

 

Tiki Collage

Image Via Saatchi Art

 

5. This piece by Isobelle Ouzman from her series Altered Books

 

Altered Books

Image Via Isobelle Ouzman

 

6. This work by Mike Stilkey, which is part of a larger installation entitled When the Animals Rebel

 

When the Animals Rebel

Image Via Scribol

 

7. Little Red Riding Hood by Rachael Ashe, part of her fairytale-themed series of altered books

 

Red Riding Hood

Image Via Fiveprime

 

8. Anthologia by Jacqueline Rush Lee

 

Anthologia

Image Via Jacqueline Rush Lee

 

9. Wagnalls Wheel by Brian Dettmer

 

Wagnalls

Image Via Brain Dettmer

 

10. Tea, Cake, and a Book, one of the ten anonymously donated Edinburgh Book Sculptures

 

Tea

Image Via Scottish Poetry Library

 

11. Monastery Garden by Paul Johnson

 

Monastery Garden

Image Via Center for Book Arts

 

12. Lost in a Good Book by Thomas Allen

 

Lost in a Good Book

Image Via Pinterest

 

13. Lower the Drawbridge by Emma Taylor

 

Lower the Drawbridge

Image Via Tumblr

 

14. Shakespeare by Long-Bin Chen

 

Shakespeare

Image Via Long-Bin Chen

 

15. And finally, we have Matilda by Su Blackwell

 

Matilda

Image Via Su Blackwell

 

Feature Image Via Annemarieke Kloosterhof