Books are beautiful in their own right, but these artists have managed to improve on perfection.
1. Books to infinity
This crazy miracle in a library in Prague was designed by Slovakian artist Matej Kren. There’s a mirror inside so the tunnel of books looks endless when you lean into it.
2. Books as landscapes
Montreal-based artist Guy Laramee uses the texture of the pages to give the feeling of earth and rocks in his landscape sculptures.
3. Film Star
This piece by John Latham was part of a special exhibition at the Tate Britain in 2005-2006.
4. Sunburst of books
This wall-mounted sculpture is by Colombian artist Federico Uribe.
5. The Raven
Jaron James/Su Blackwell
Paper sculptor Su Blackwell makes delicate cut-outs that appear to be rising from the center of the book.
6. OMG LOL
This sculpture made from a dictionary is by artist Michael Mandiberg.
7. Book ball
This sphere made out of books is in Minneapolis.
8. Paging M.C. Escher
This sculptor carves angular pathways into books, making convoluted three-dimensional figures worthy of M.C. Escher.
This book is reminiscent of wild, rainbow hair.
Robert The unlocks creatures hiding inside books.
11. Color wheel
This colorful sculpture is at Kansas City Public Library.
12. Books as canvas
Artist Mike Stilkey uses acrylic paint on backdrops made out of books, including this piece on display at the Bristol Museum.
13. Flying books
This is the ceiling of a booth made out of books by Jan Reymond for the Geneva Book Fair.