April 6th, 2009
Paper Art: Book Autopsies
My son recently sent me a link to the work of artist, Brian Dettmer. He takes a scalpel to old books to reveal their inner meaning and calls them “Book Autopsies”. Seriously! How do people think if this amazing stuff? I think these are so intriguing. Click through here to see even more.
April 8th, 2009 at 10:57 am
Absolutely beautiful and fascinating!
April 13th, 2009 at 7:39 pm
Well blow my mind ! It’s amazing how some people see things. Totally .
April 14th, 2009 at 1:25 pm
WOW. When I read the words “scalpel” and “book” in the same sentence, I felt a terrible fear (I’m a book collector and just nuts about them in general). However, I must forgive Dettmer – his work is gorgeous and one of the few true examples of good book art. Thanks for sharing!
April 15th, 2009 at 12:32 pm
As an artist who loves paper, photo and using a scalpel at times – I love this work. The artist takes it to a whole new level! Thank you for posting and sharing.
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