Books As Artists’ Medium

While the primary use of books is to store and disburse the knowledge and stories within them, the advent of e-books has led many (myself included) to wax lyrical on the charm and power of books as objects; objects to be enjoyed tactilely, visually, and perhaps most often, olfactorily.

Whether related to the advent of the digital age or not, many artists have also begun exploring books as objects by utilising them as a medium in their work.  Below are just a few examples of these talented and inspiring book artists.  Click through the artists’ names or images to explore their work further.

Thomas Allen

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Su Blackwell

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Brian Dettmer

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Brian Dettmer book two


Alexander Korzer-Robinson

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Guy Laramée

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laramee two


Mike Stilkey

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stilkey two

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