Art Made from Books: Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed

Art Made from Books: Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed


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Art Made from Books: Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed by Laura Heyenga

Artists around the world have lately been turning to their bookshelves for more than just a good read, opting to cut, paint, carve, stitch or otherwise transform the printed page into whole new beautiful, thought-provoking works of art. Art Made from Books is the definitive guide to this compelling art form, showcasing groundbreaking work by today's most showstopping practitioners. From Su Blackwell's whimsical pop-up landscapes to the stacked-book sculptures of Kylie Stillman, each portfolio celebrates the incredible creative diversity of the medium. A preface by pioneering artist Brian Dettmer and an introduction by design critic Alyson Kuhn round out the collection. Presented in an unusual, tactile package with an exposed spine, this is an essential addition to the libraries of book lovers and art aficionados.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452117102
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 08/20/2013
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 645,095
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Alyson Kuhn writes frequently about paper in general and correspondence in particular. She lives in Northern California.

Brian Dettmer's artwork has been featured in the New York Times, Wired, and the Guardian, among other prestigious publications. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Laura Heyenga is the editor of Paper Cutting: Contemporary Artists, Timeless Craft. She lives in Berkeley, California.

Table of Contents

Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed

Complied Laura Heyenga

Preface Brian Dettmer 6

Introduction Alyson Kuhn 8


James Allen 24

Thomas Allen 30

Noriko Ambe 36

Anonymous 42

Cara Barer 48

Doug Beube 54

Su Blackwell 60

Jennifer Collier 66

Brian Dettmer 70

Arián Dylan 76

Yvette Hawkins 80

Nicholas Jones 86

Jennifer Khoshbin 92

Lisa Kokin 98

Guy Laramée 104

Pablo Lehmann 110

Jeremy May 116

Pamela Paulsrud 122

Susan Porteous 126

Alex Queral 130

Jacqueline Rush Lee 134

Georgia Russell 140

Mike Stilkey 144

Kylie Stillman 150

Julia Strand 154

Robert The 160

Vita Wells 166

Artist Bios 170

Image Credits 176

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Art Made from Books: Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this title as a gift to a friend, but it was too damaged in shipping to give. The covers are cardboard and whether they were already damaged (corners bent and separated) when shipped or in the process, the result was the same. The book would never hold up for more than a few gentle perusals without showing serious wear. The graphics are quite small and it is difficult to determine the subject matter or focus of many of them. The cover graphic is the best feature. I returned the book due to damages, but would have returned it anyway as it was so disappointing.
ArtForTheFunOfIt More than 1 year ago
I am a paper artist and love to get inspiration from any source. This book is full of page after page of fantastic paper art. My only wish- that they would have included the techniques used in designing many of these wonderful pieces of art.