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Artist Guy Laramée Carves a Mountainous Landscape from an Encyclopedia Britannica Set

December 23, 2013

Christopher Jobson

In one of his most ambitious book sculptures to date artist Guy Laramée (previously here and here) created an homage to the printed Encyclopedia Britannica by transforming a 24-volume set into a sloping mountainous landscape. Titled Adieu, Laramée says the work was inspired in part by Encyclopedia Britannica's announcement that after 244 years the would cease printing its iconic multi-volume book sets. The artist relied on his travels in Ecuador, Peru and Brazil to arrive at the final form carved into the book tops that gradually morphs from green mountains to grasslands and semi-desert prairies. Watch the video above by…

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Rebound: Dissections and Excavations in Book Art at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

June 18, 2013

Christopher Jobson

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston in South Carolina recently opened an immense exhibition featuring five contemporary artists who create…

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Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramée

June 12, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Artist Guy Laramee (previously) has recently completed a number of new sculptural works where he transforms thick tomes into incredible topographical features including mountains, caves, volcanoes, and even water. Many of the works are part of a new project titled Guan Yin, a series of work dedicated to the forces that enable individuals to endure grief and pain, or in his words "the mysterious forces thanks to which we can traverse ordeals." If you happen to be near Quebec, a number of Laramee's works are currently on view at Expression gallery in Saint-Hyacinthe through August 12. Update: You can also…

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