Heavy, old books always seem like a mysterious and infinite well of wisdom and imagination for me. That moment, when you pick up a vintage book from a shelf and wipe away a thick layer of dust from its cover, is full of magic. However, the book is so much more than pages full of words it is also a true paper artwork.
I’ve always thought that it would be wonderful to give old books a second life and turn them into unique artworks. Some artists make it happen by turning old books, dictionaries, and encyclopedias into beautiful sculptures.
I found a few amazing examples of book sculptures, so I invite you to share the pictures of amazing book art as well. Don‘t forget to vote for your favorites too.
#1 Book Of Life
#2 Cave In A Book
#3 “Charon And The Door To A World Of Dreams” Book Sculpture
#4 Mountain Carved Out Of An Old Star Map
#5 Carved Book Landscapes
#6 Old Books Carved With Surgical Tools
#7 House In A Field Book Art
#8 Herb Garden Book Sculpture
#9 The Little Match Girl – Handmade Book Sculpture By Karine Diot
#10 Alice In Wonderland By Susan Hoerth
#11 Dutch Bookweek Written Portraits
#12 “Great Comfort” Book Arts
#13 Massive Book Sculpture Of An Abandoned City
#14 Skull Book Sculpture
#15 The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party