Turning Text Into Art. Intricately Altered Books by Brian Dettmer.

Altered Books by Brian Dettmer
above: Brian Dettmer, Webster Withdrawn, 2010

Taking medical texts, encylopedias, dictionaries, historical texts and other reference tomes, artist Brian Dettmer creates intricate sculptures. Carving up covers, interior pages, images and words to create layers and assembling the books with great dimensionality, his works create narratives that demand the viewer’s investigation. Read more