Amazing Sculptural Book Art

Brian Dettmer is an American artist who takes old books and turns them into beautiful works of art by cutting away selected parts to reveal layered images and text. I know when I was a child, I was told tons of times never defacing books. But I have to say, I was really impressed by this set of work. That is incredibly amazing.

1. This one is made by sticking several books together…New Books of Knowledge, 2009.

amazing Sculptural Book Art

2. Standard Circle, 2009. Altered set of encyclopedias

amazing Sculptural Book Art

3. Science in the Twentieth Century, 2009.

amazing Sculptural Book Art

4.The Birge Colonial Book.

amazing Sculptural Book Art

5. World Science, 2009.

amazing Sculptural Book Art

6. The Ordeal of Civilization, 2007.

amazing Sculptural Book Art

7. World Books, 2009 and its detail.

amazing Sculptural Book Art

amazing Sculptural Book Art

8. Webster New International Dictionary, 2007.

amazing Sculptural Book Art

9 .Music of the World, 2009. and Complete Book of Ballets, 2009.

amazing Sculptural Book Art

10. Full Set of Funk

amazing Sculptural Book Art

For more incredible Sculptural Book Art, click here to visit author’s website.

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13 Responses

  1. peach says:


  2. Leach says:


  3. these are absolutely amazing!

  4. raj says:


  5. lovelydarkness333 says:

    now who would go and mess up a sequence like “incredible! Edible [EGG!]” huh!? geez. oh and this is awesome stuff right here, yes.

  6. Sun says:

    Hmmmm…very interesting. Beautiful. It would be nice to know the steps used to make more sense of the visual.

  7. Wow they are amazing, thanks for sharing.

  8. keighleigh says:

    these are extraordinary! such detail

  9. Wow, this is surreal. I don’t even have the words to describe it.

  10. mona says:

    Wow they are amazing, thanks for sharing.

  11. Calgary Graphic Design says:

    Awesome collection. I hope the books weren’t good ones .. lol

  12. Celeste says:

    AMAZING!!!! i would love to be able to do stuff like this but wouldnt even know where to start

  1. June 3, 2009

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