Bookly Artist Miler Lagos

May 03

Books ARE fascinating. Apparently, Miler Lagos feels the same way. He has done a number of artistic installations and two that I have found so far are book related. A book igloo (Home) and a book pod (El Papel Aguanto Todo). I will let the works speak for themselves. EL PAPEL AGUANTO TODO           HOME (Book Igloo)         You can see more of Miler Lagos works...

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It’s raining books

Oct 01

Once upon a time in a land far, far away…a quaint Swiss town close to France, in a charming place called Romainmôtier there was a used book fair and a book-loving artist named Jan Reymond. Jan wanted to ‘give the unsold books a last life before they were thrown away. So he decided to create artistic works throughout his town following each book fair to do just this. Each year Jan creates something different and interesting. I have found pictures for the last five years. Let me share from newest to oldest! 2010 You can see more of this piece here… 2009 2008 2007 it’s raining books!, originally uploaded by overthemoon. 2006 2005 The brilliant artist and a map of where his town is… I can’t wait to see what Jan comes up with next year! Here are some links related to Jan’s book creations:

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More reading statues…

Jul 11

Here are 5 more beautiful reading statues worth sharing… 1. Reading Woman in front of the court house in Providence, Rhode Island 2. Reading statue in Buen Retiro Park in Madrid Spain 3. Statue of a reader at the Laem Samila beach in Songkhla, Thailand 4. Statue of Gabriel Mortillet located in Les Arènes de Lutece in Paris Gabriel de Mortillet was a French anthropologist implicated in the revolution of 1848, you can read more about him here and here and here. 5. The Reading Girl (La Leggitrice) by Pietro Magni The Reading Girl is a famous statue, now a part of the National Gallery of Art collection in Washington DC. The history behind this statue is interesting, the intricate emotional and political stance included in it and to which it was inspired is beautiful and worth reading more about it here. Call me sentimental but who can help but love a statue of a woman moved to tears by words printed in a...

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House of Books

Jun 10

Now this is a house all bibliophiles can appreciate. A house of books. The artist, Livio De Marchi, likes to work with wood making reality permanent. He has an enormous amount of creativity and even more talent. He created not one, not two but three houses of books out of wood! The first was built in 1990 in the Alpago Mountains in Italy. It is world renowned now. People loved it so much that he was commissioned to make one in Germany for a private collection in 1993 and then a third in Japan in 1994. I didn’t find photographs of houses number 2 or 3 but I found lots of the original house of books… and here they are for you to enjoy! The entire house is books…wooden books…the roof—a book! And do you see the chimney? It is a fountain pen! The gate is a pair of reading glasses, how clever…inside you have tables made out books, desks, chairs, bookshelves littered with books, book beds, it is really incredible. From the artist’s website, “Once upon a time” would be the most appropriate opening line for the tale we are about to narrate “Once upon a time, in the middle of a wood, there stood a cottage made from books where a joker magician lived who was able to turn everything into wood” But the house really exists, it stands in the Alpago mountains, and the Magician in question is a sculptor famous throughout the world who, one fine day, decided to realize a dream.” Enjoy his spectacular artistry for yourself below… All pictures are from ( the house and all the furniture are made by the artist Livio De Marchi. I am so grateful for his work and all the other amazingly talented and infinitely creative people in this...

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