10 Sculptures Made From Books

David K. Israel
Brian Dettmer
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Artist Brian Dettmer studied at Columbia College Chicago before latching on to his calling: turning old media—including books, periodicals, maps, and tapes—into fascinating sculptures. In doing so, "The medium’s role transforms," says the New York-based artist. "Its content is recontextualized and new meanings or interpretations emerge." Below are just a few examples of Dettmer's work; visit his Website to see more.

This post originally ran in 2011.