World Book Day: Coolest Art Made From Books

03/03/2011 03:11 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • By Mito Habe npr.org

It's World Book Day! Who knew? And in honor of books everywhere we'd like to celebrate their creative destruction at the hand of Atlanta-based artist Brian Dettmer. Dettmer takes vintage books -- anything from dictionaries and medical texts to art and architecture books -- and carves them into beautifully intricate sculptures. Holy moly, look how cool this is:

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