Books You Can’t Read: A List of Bookish Objets

August 26, 2007 | 1 book mentioned


  1. British artist Su Blackwell’s wonderful book-cut sculptures
  2. Discharged books from the Stanford library find new life as a bar
  3. Part Joseph Cornell box, part book about Joseph Cornell boxes (for more info)
  4. A selection of works by Georgia Russell, Cara Borer, and other artists whose medium is books
  5. German designer Werner Aisslinger’s storage modules, made of books, and then there’s Housefish’s shelves made of books
  6. Secret hiding place book-boxes
  7. Donald Lipski’s statue for the Kansas City Public Library
  8. J. Crew’s variations on the chic librarian: Library bookshelf cardigan & library charm bracelet
  9. Raymond Waites library wallpaper & a bookcase “mural“…
  10. And finally: Ever wanted a marble bust of Schiller? Burns? Voltaire, Darwin, Plato, or Dante? Look no further

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is a staff writer for The Millions living in Virginia. She is a winner of the Virginia Quarterly's Young Reviewers Contest and has a doctorate from Stanford. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Times, In Character, VQR, Arts & Letters Daily, and The Daily Dish.

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