20 Inspiring Book Sculptures

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Last year, a number of anonymous book sculptures began to appear around Edinburgh. They were left as gifts in libraries, museums and cultural institutions, attached to brief notes that said some variety of ‘thank you’. The artist is still anonymous, but the artwork continues to amaze and inspire. (See the pictures and full story here.)

Book sculpting isn’t just a Scottish phenomenon. Here are some other awesome examples:

1. Vagabond Songs
via Brooke Schmidt

vagabond songs - book sculpture

BrookeSchmidt

vagabond songs - book sculpture

BrookeSchmidt

2. Book mobile
via Babes in Bookland

Book Mobile upcycled recycled crib hanging sculpture, Mother Goose

BabesinBookland

3. Heart and bow
via Stuff By Losy Posy

Folded Heart Upcycled Book Art Sculpture

stuffbylosyposy

4. “I Thought He Was a Book But He Was Only Paper”
via Saphoona

ooak original art tree book sculpture clay paper book art I Thought He Was a Book But He Was Only Paper

Saphoona

5. Charlotte’s Web
via Artful Living

Charlotte's Web - One of a Kind Book Sculpture - Altered Book

artfuliving

6. “Thoughts”
via Ewe & Fish

THOUGHTS: A book sculpture

eweandfish

7. “My Chair Takes Flight”
via Gathered + Together

Paper Chair Altered Book OOAK "My Chair Takes Flight"

GatheredTogether

8. Alice in Wonderland
via The Abandoned Attic

Altered Book Alice's Wonderland

Raidersofthelostart

9. Folded
via y instead of i

Folded Book Sculpture

yinsteadofi

10. The Wife
via Kim Koza

The Wife - Altered Book Table Art

kimkoza

11. Edgar Allan Poe
via The Abandoned Attic

Edgar Allan Poe Altered Book Art

Raidersofthelostart

12. “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” – embroidered cover
via Moxiedoll

Hand Embroidered Art - The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Moxiedoll

13. The Golden Carriage
via Days Fall Like Leaves

The Golden Carriage

daysfalllikeleaves

14. Paper Garden
via bookBW

Paper Garden - Origami Book Sculpture

bookBW

15. “She hearts Him”
via Recycled Reads

Folded Book Art Sculpture - She hearts Him

RecycledReads

16. Red Riding Hood
via Messie Jessie

Wire and papier mache Sculpture - Red Riding Hood

MesssieJessie

17. Business card holder
via The Book Cellar

Book Sculpture Altered Book Business Card Holder

TheBookCellar

18. Rapunzel
via Sam Hain Press

Rapunzel Book Sculpture

SamHainPress

19. “I Know A Secret”
via Finders & Keepers

Wall Sculpture - I Know A Secret

findersandkeepersnet

20. Cylinder
via Paper Faerie

Cylinder Book Sculpture

Paperfaerie

 

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