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Art of papercut and book carving

Art of papercut and book carving

The example of exquisite and beautiful Art of papercut and book carving

Art of papercut and book carving
There are some interesting facts about the art of carved book, which you probably didn’t know. First of all, the artfully carved book has a name – 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 – shown and sold in art galleries and on the Internet. For example, an exhibition of altered books by contemporary artists, shown at the Bellevue Arts Museum in 2009, titled The Book Borrowers. In particular, it contained 31 works, books transformed into sculptural works. Also, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center hosted 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.

Recycled old books and their use in creating the altered books. Such books are in high demand among collectors, as well as bloggers and proponents of up-cycling

According to belief, paper art appeared in Japan over a thousand years ago. However, some simple logic says, that it was China, the country which invented paper itself. Gradually, from simple forms of paper art craftsmen went futher creatine more intricate works of art, and in particular, book carving.

Art of papercut and book carving

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

Fabulous octopus. Using a knife, pages of a book and incredible talent, someone is able to create such beauty

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.

Criminal scene, carved from the book

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

Unique Art of papercut and book carving

Art of papercut and book carving

Little Red Riding Hood and Mr. Wolf. Beautiful Art of papercut and book carving

Art of papercut and book carving

Hummingbird. Incredible Art of papercut and book carving

Art of papercut and book carving

Wildlife animals carved from the book on zoology. Art of papercut and book carving

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