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Book autopsies
As a book lover and collector, I have very mixed feelings about Brian Dettmer's art: he carves into books revealing the artwork inside, creating complex layered three-dimensional sculptures.

Book Autopsies

Yes, the results are sometimes gorgeous and always interesting, but I feel badly about the books he defaces --which include a book of Rembrandt's Paintings.

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Reminds me of an artist named Thomas M. Allen, who creates works of art out of old paperbacks:

ooh. I like those.

Also, during Christmas season at the Union Square market, there are people who use old books to make boxes and clocks and other things.

Here are other uses for old books:
I have a purse made from a book--Pat Cadigan bought it for me!

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