Book Surgery

22 Mar

I’m totally blown away by these intricately beautiful works by Brian Dettmer, a Chicago-born, Atlanta-based artist. Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, he dissects one page at a time, not relocating or implanting anything from inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, and dictionaries, only removing pieces.

“My work is a collaboration with the existing material and its past creators and the completed pieces expose new relationships of the book’s internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception,” Dettmer explains.

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One Response to “Book Surgery”

  1. Liam March 22, 2011 at 7:23 pm #

    I’ve seen so many people do this but these are definitely the best!

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