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Weburbanist have collected some stunning examples of books used in art and architecture,

From the creative:

Sue Blackwell books
Su Blackwell coaxes life from the pages of a book, not through vivid descriptions but through very precise cuts: "I often work within the realm of fairy-tales and folk-lore. I began making a series of book-sculpture, cutting-out images from old books to create three-dimensional diorama's, and displaying them inside wooden boxes".

To the practical:

Yellow Pages House
Architect Richard Kroeker and a team of students from the Dalhousie University Department of Architecture in Nova Scotia created a building out of copies of phone books as an experiment in adaptability. Even if production stopped today, millions of phone books are still in existence around the world, most likely destined for landfill. In this case, 7,000 copies were stacked in columns reinforced with metal and covered in a basket weave facade. The books are so dense that wood can be screwed directly into them.

You can view the full collection at

This is fabulous and I love it! Be sure to visit the web site for more wonderful art made from books!
# Posted By Judy Gareis | 3/14/11 11:50 AM
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