Art Books

Book Metamorphosis

The Free Library of Philadelphia blog pointed me to this post at Centripetal Notion: go ask google or wikipedia who Brian Dettmer is and then check out some of his artwork. Blink. I am completely stunned. I can’t stop looking. Amazing. I haven’t had a lot of exposure to altered books (what I’ve seen thus far has been rather different) but I love how Dettmer gives us a new expression of the book. The object takes on a whole new life. Here’s an image I’ve lifted from Kinz, Tillou + Feigen. More images of Dettmer’s work appear on the gallery’s site.

I can’t help but wonder how this would be cataloged…