"Built of Books" is a series of sculptures from Dutch artist Frank Halmans -- houses carved out of blocks of stuck-together books.

dutch artist frank halmans explores themes of domesticity and memory through his sculptural installations. his series 'built of books' employs vintage publications - the selected titles have no particular meaning and are not exceptional literary works - which he arranges into stacks. lining them up along shelves, he carving windows and doors through each, creating sets of imaginary buildings and interiors in each section of volumes. in a way these spaces which he slices through the books, stand as a metaphor and the idea of moving through something, whether it be a literary passage, or a physical expanse.

built of books [Andrea/Designboom]

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6 Responses to “Houses carved out of blocks of books”

  1. Daneel says:

    In before someone laments the destruction of old books?

  2. Mike Robinson says:

    It’s bigger on the inside

  3. redesigned says:

    that is a really tall house, just think home many stories it has!  :-)  har dee har har….

  4. Jim Schmidt says:

    The fairy door at the Ann Arbor Public Library works the same way, but their books stick to a theme :)

    http://urban-fairies.com/locationspages/AnnArborDistrictLibrary.html

  5. kmoser says:

    In a way these spaces which he slices through the books, stand as a metaphor and the idea of moving through something, whether it be a literary passage, or a physical expanse.

    Or maybe they’re just neat book sculptures that don’t stand for anything.

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