Carved book art is a fairly niche area of the art world, but there some fantastic artists who specialise exactly in this area. The visual impact of the carved books can be explained by the depth of detail and layering that comes from having maybe 700 pages (layers) to work with, but even then you’ll find yourself staring at the books for longer that you expect.
It’s been blogged about before by others, but not by me, so, a great excuse to showcase some very impressive work . . .
Alexander Korzer-Robinson (http://www.alexanderkorzerrobinson.co.uk)
A German born artist now living and working in the UK. View and buy his work directly from his site.
Behind the World
Kylie Stillman (http://www.kyliestillman.com)
Doesn’t work just with books, but I think these are the most impressive pieces (though look out for the 2003 venitian blind)
Julia Feld (http://hokeystokes.blogspot.com)
US based artist who sells her artwork through Etsy. Click here to see what’s available.
Webster’s Dictionary for Boys and Girls
Brian Dettmer (http://briandettmer.com)
Probably the most well known of the artists here, or at the least the most recognisable. Read his statement to see how the books are created.
Effect of Sensory