I recently stumbled on an interesting Tumblr all about books and I particularly got impressed by these two things –
Book art by Alexander Korzer-Robinson
“The cut book art has been made by working through the books, page by page, cutting around some of the illustrations while removing others. The images seen in the finished work, are left standing in the place where they would appear in the complete book. As a final step the book is sealed around the cut, and can no longer be opened.” from the artist’s statement
This is just… wow. I’d be happy to lie snug and asleep in my grave if I accomplish something like this.
The Antibook by Francisca Prieto
This is a non-conventional book of Nicanor Parra’s ‘AntiPoems’. It is a visual expression of his ‘Anti’ idea – opposing conventions. The essence of the book was analysed and its components abstracted in order to re-define the conventional form of a typical book. Dimensions: Icosahedron: 15 x 17 x 19 cm / Book: 20,5 x 10,5 cmThe Antibook is part of the National Art Library at the Victoria & Albert Museum and the British Library artists’ book collection.
You can’t read the poems unless you destroy the book and create the paper sculptures.
I love it when form follows function.
BRB gathering the tiny scattered bits of my heart back.
How I wish when I’m all grown up I get to create such lovely things like those [with the help of my design-savvy friends, ‘cause no way can I do this alone, heh].
Also, I’m working on another WAR post on one of my favorite books [Alan Fletcher’s The Art of Looking Sideways] 🙂