Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed.

Interview with the Book Surgeon (7 pics)

Brian Dettmer~meticulously dissects books using knives, tweezers and surgical tools. Each piece only reveals what was inside, nothing is added, only removed to reveal the life inside the medical books he used for these

contemporary artist Brian Dettmer creates incredible works of art with old books and tremendous patience. Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools

10 Amazing Book-Art Pieces - book art, books art

Altered Book: contemporary artist Brian Dettmer creates incredible works of art with old books and tremendous patience. Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools

“Library of American History (detail)” (2012), by Brian Dettmer. Courtesy Brian Dettmer/Toomey Tourell.

Book Art and the Freedom to Read

Brian Dettmer - Library of American History (detail), 2012 hardcover books, acrylic varnish, x x - Image Courtesy of the Artist and Toomey Tourell Fine Art

Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed.

The Book Surgeon (15 pieces)

The Book Surgeon. most incredible thing I have ever seen! "Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time"

ALTERED BOOKS BY BRIAN DETTMER

Altered Books by Brian Dettmer

Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed.

The Book Surgeon (15 pieces)

The Brain - Brian Dettmer | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Would love to do a relief project like this with a design and different levels of various zentangles on black cardboard The Brain - Brian Dettmer

Wagnalls Wheel, 2010, Altered Set of Encyclopedias - What Brian Dettmer does with books is mind-blowing.

Altered Books by Brian Dettmer

Brian Dettmer Wagnalls Wheel 2010 Altered Set of Vintage Encyclopedias x x Image Courtesy of the Artist and Toomey Tourell Fine Art

Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed.

The Book Surgeon (15 pieces)

Using scalpels, tweezers and other surgical tools Brian Dettmer carves these beautifully intricate book sculptures one page at a time.

cut book covers by Brian Dettmer

Brian Dettmer

Brian Dettmer Core 6 2007 x x Image Courtesy of the Artist and Kinz + Tillou Fine Art

Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed.

The Book Surgeon (15 pieces)

Brian Dettmer: "insane art formed by carving books with surgical tools"

altered books by brian dettmer I always like how these book crafts/projects look, but I can't quite make myself cut apart a book. They're too precious!

altered books by brian dettmer I always like how these book crafts/projects look, but I can't quite make myself cut apart a book.

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