Monday, November 09, 2009

Altered Books

I was quite intrigued by Brian Dettmer's transfiguration of a Webster's Dictionary. He cuts, glues, keeps, discards pieces of the book revealing a closer look inside. I found his work through a series of links, but he is represented by a Chicago art gallery. They don't give the prices, but it's a different way to look at books, that's for sure.




3 comments:

Juliann said...

I got to see some of these books in person about a year ago when a local museum had an altered book exhibit. Pretty amazing stuff!

Lisa said...

I always love your posts. I can't decide if I am more intrigued by these pieces of book art or the Eleven Dietary Ages of Man you posted on a few weeks ago. I hope you are feeling better this afternoon and have enough room in your life right now to feel the excitement of the holidays sneeking in.

alotalot said...

I think these are very fabulous! What a clever idea. I have some old encyclopedias... Alas, I am not that good with an Exacto knife. Perhaps by the time I get to Z?

I am glad you are starting to feel better. I have been sick off and on since August with pneumonia, general coughing, and malaise. I hate it. I am ready to be healthy! I think I need a vacation in a warm place.