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Art of papercut and book carving

Art of papercut and book carving

Art of papercut and book carving

Art of papercut and book carving. The artfully carved book is called altered book, it is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a different form, altering its appearance and meaning. Talented artists use old or new, recycled or multiple books, then cut, tear, glue, burn, fold, paint, rebind, gold-leaf, creating incredible art, sometimes even masterpieces. Altered books are shown and sold in art galleries and on the Internet. An exhibition of altered books by contemporary artists was shown at the Bellevue Arts Museum in 2009, titled The Book Borrowers. It contained 31 works, books transformed into sculptural works. The John Michael Kohler Arts Center will host an exhibition of altered books in early 2010.

Recycling old books and using them as art journals has also become popular with some art bloggers and proponents of up-cycling.

Recycling old books and using them as art journals has also become popular with some art bloggers and proponents of up-cycling.

Using a knife, pages of a book and incredible talent, someone is able to create these stunning sculptures.

Using a knife, pages of a book and incredible talent, someone is able to create these stunning sculptures.

Paper art appeared in Japan over a thousand years ago. From complex paper cutting to book carving, this is an ever expanding area of design that is hardly talked about.

Paper art appeared in Japan over a thousand years ago. From complex paper cutting to book carving, this is an ever expanding area of design that is hardly talked about.

These intricate paper designs grace museums and exhibitions throughout the world and is becoming yet another exciting medium of expression for many designers.

These intricate paper designs grace museums and exhibitions throughout the world and is becoming yet another exciting medium of expression for many designers.

Art of papercut and book carving

Art of papercut and book carving

Art of papercut and book carving

Art of papercut and book carving

Art of papercut and book carving

Art of papercut and book carving

Art of papercut and book carving

Art of papercut and book carving

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