£14.99
  • RRP: £16.99
  • You Save: £2.00 (12%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Art Made from Books: Alte... has been added to your Basket

Dispatch to:
To see addresses, please
Or
Please enter a valid UK postcode.
Or
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Art Made from Books: Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed Hardcover – 1 Sep 2013

4.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
Hardcover
£14.99
£8.81 £13.46
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
click to open popover


Frequently bought together

  • Art Made from Books: Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed
  • +
  • The Repurposed Library: 33 Craft Projects That Give Old Books New Life
  • +
  • Book Art: Creative ideas to transform your books - decorations, stationery, display scenes, and more
Total price: £45.16
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



All Amazon Original Books on Sale
Browse a selection of over 160+ Kindle Books currently on sale. Learn more

Product details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; 01 edition (1 Sept. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452117101
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452117102
  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 1.9 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 285,113 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Review

"Books take on a whole new life in Laura Heyenga's anthology of groundbreaking artists who've stitched, sliced, cut and carved bound literature to create anything from an intricate chess set to a huge area rug to a literary jewelry collection. (Never fear: The artists use recycled or discarded books-that otherwise would end up in landfills!). In fact, the real joy of this book comes from discovering how each individual starts with the same item and yet ends up with vastly different works of art." - Oprah.com

"I was instantly taken with Art Made from Books: Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed - a compendium of extraordinary artworks from the around the world.... Sensual, rugged, breathtakingly intricate, ranging from "literary jewelry" to paperback chess sets to giant area rugs woven of discarded book spines, these cut and carved tomes remind us that art is not a thing but a way of being in the world that transmutes its dead cells into living materials, its cultural legacy into ever-evolving art forms and creative sensibilities." - Brain Pickings

"The 27 visual artists whose portfolios comprise this exciting collection each work with printed books as their medium. They carve, paint, and repurpose pulp to striking effect, building startling secondary evocations from their material's primary narratives.... The central message is uplifting and joyous-that a book is a uniquely precious, infinitely malleable treasure chest in the hands of an ambitious artist....A magical collection of paper wonders." - Publishers Weekly

"As a bibliophile, you might have conflicting emotions about these sculptures. Many books were harmed in the making of this book. But the thousands of painted, shredded, and petrified pages are not so much defiled as exalted by the artists whose works are shown in lush photos here." - Entertainment Weekly

From the Inside Flap

Artists around the world have lately been turning to their bookshelves for more than just a good read, opting to cut, paint, carve, stitch or otherwise transform the printed page into whole new beautiful, thought-provoking works of art. Art Made from Books is the definitive guide to this compelling art form, showcasing groundbreaking work by today's most showstopping practitioners. From Su Blackwell's whimsical pop-up landscapes to the stacked-book sculptures of Kylie Stillman, each portfolio celebrates the incredible creative diversity of the medium. A preface by pioneering artist Brian Dettmer and an introduction by design critic Alyson Kuhn round out the collection. Presented in an unusual, tactile package with an exposed spine, this is an essential addition to the libraries of book lovers and art aficionados.

See all Product description

Customer reviews

Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 6 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

3 November 2013
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
2 January 2014
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
29 September 2013
Format: Hardcover
0Comment| 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
15 April 2016
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
20 June 2016
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
20 July 2015
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?