What to do with what remains? Salvage. Adapt. Repurpose.
Brian Dettmer is an American artist who takes old books and turns them into beautiful works of art by cutting away selected parts to reveal layered images and text.
Artist Mike Stilkey is painting artistic images on the spines of stacked books. His art is called “book sculptures”.
The art of Nick Georgiou is composed from discarded books and newspapers.