Fountain of Books

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I love this sculpture, titled Biografías , by artist Alicia Martín using 5000 books, all biographies. It was on display recently in Córdoba, Spain.

4 thoughts on “Fountain of Books

  1. Jamie N says:

    Has anyone read On a Winter’s Night a Traveler?
    There is a character who builds sculptures out of books and has taught himself not to read.

  2. tudza says:

    Rather than face the stigma of burning the books the state finds offensive, they hit upon the wonderful idea of using them as raw materials for sculpture. In the end, the result is the same, the books are no longer readable.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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