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Book Lover Turns Boring Steps Into A Stairway To Literary Heaven

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.21.2016 | Arts

Print book lovers have a hard time letting go of their hardcovers for many reasons, but one oft-cited point is that books are just too beautiful ― a...

Jennie Ottinger’s Lovely Homage To The Books You'll Never Finish

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.26.2015 | Arts

A dazed couple stands stiffly beside one another. The man wears a stethoscope and stares blankly ahead; the woman gazes distractedly off in the distan...

Behold, Never-Before-Seen Illustrations From 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.04.2014 | Arts

Fans of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory might be familiar with a little known chapter about the Vanilla Fudge Room. But probably not. Previously unp...

These Gorgeous Book Sculptures Are Leaving Us Speechless

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts

Sculpting a lifelike image out of clay or stone sounds like so great a challenge we can barely grasp it. But rendering such a likeness from a pile of ...

The Wonderfully Wacky Artwork Of Kurt Vonnegut

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.16.2014 | Arts

"The arts are not a way to make a living," Kurt Vonnegut proudly wrote in his memoir, A Man Without A Country. "They are a very human way of making li...

'Goosebumps' Art Brings Your 1990s Fantasies To Life

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

For kids of the 1990s, scholastic history would not be complete without the 62 books published by horror fiction master R.L. Stine. The "Stephen King ...

Calling All Book Nerds: Here's Your Chance To See 'The Goldfinch' Painting In Real Life

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

Recognize this dreamy, sullen bird? Come on, book nerd, this 17th century Dutch painting is just calling your name. The answer? Why, it's the g...

How One Artist Bids Farewell To The Encyclopedia

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

What happens when an artist comes to face-to-face with an old, 24-volume Encyclopedia Britannica set? In the case of Montreal-based Guy Laramée, the ...

Artist Gives Old Books New Life, Literally

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.11.2013 | Home

What happens to old, discarded books, rotting away at thrift shops and recycling centers? The lucky ones end up in the hands of Sherri Green, who give...

Beautiful Glass Art Tributes To Beloved Children's Books

Posted 11.01.2013 | Home

Today is Family Literacy Day and what better way to kick it off than with beautiful tributes to classic children's books? Flame Run, a gallery in ...

Beautiful Buildings Made From Books (IMAGES)

Daniel Speight | Posted 12.17.2013 | Home
Daniel Speight

A journalist hit the nail the head when she wrote that "books and cities have a lot in common: they're both full of stories" in describing my new art series. I realized there was something special about peoples' relationship with buildings and the books they own.

IMAGES: Stunning, Tiny Paintings On Vintage Books

Posted 11.20.2013 | Home

Colleen Theisen, a librarian at University of Iowa's Special Collections and University Archives, recently found these awesome fore-edge paintings on ...

PHOTOS: 7 Gorgeous Handmade Books

Posted 08.27.2013 | Home

E-books may be more popular than ever, but makers and writers of printed books aren't going down without a fight. We've seen beautiful sculptures made...

PHOTOS: 7 Stunning Pieces Of Book Art

Posted 08.21.2013 | Home

The following text and images are from Chronicle's Art Made From Books: Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed, compiled by Laura Heyenga.It is out no...

PHOTOS: Check Out This Beautiful Book Art

Posted 06.18.2013 | Home

Ekaterina Panikanova's beautiful book art is absolutely mesmerizing and we can't stop looking at it. Her work was recently shown at the Z2O Gallery in...

Dusty Old Books Get A New Lease On Life As Works Of Art

Ecofabulous | Posted 05.08.2013 | HuffPost Home

Don't count those bird watching encyclopedias out just yet.

WATCH: Art Of The Bookbinder

Posted 03.22.2013 | Home

Herbert Weitz, bookbinder to the stars, is a great character, specializing in what he describes as "Fine... hand... leather... bookbinding" for famous...

Most Amazing Guide Book Ever?

Posted 02.12.2013 | Home

There are hundreds of travel guide books available, but none is quite as beautiful or human as Iranian-New Zealander artist Nabil Sabio Azadi's For Yo...

PHOTOS: Book Artist Recreates Scenes From Classics

Posted 12.11.2012 | Home

We know a lot of people have mixed feelings about using books to create art, but we couldn't help but fall in love with Jodi Brown's book art that cre...

Art. Books. Art Books. Book Art: An Embarrassment of Riches

Jane Chafin | Posted 12.23.2012 | Arts
Jane Chafin

I have lived most of my adult life near the intersection of two worlds -- as an artist, diarist, voracious reader, art-gallery/art-book-store director and blogger about art and books. You could say it is my happy place -- and for the last two weeks my proverbial cup runneth over!

PHOTOS: Doodling On Famous Authors

Michael Daye | Posted 10.14.2012 | Home
Michael Daye

I found I had a whole host of these postcards of famous writers in my room and before long I'd set myself the task of covering every last one with my scribblings.

PHOTOS: 12 Awesome Sketches Of Famous Authors

Joshua Landsman | Posted 10.06.2012 | Home
Joshua Landsman

The sketchbook has been a very satisfying way for me to revisit these books and writers. I really do love them -- I feel like they've had a tremendous influence on who I am and how I think.

Rejected Covers: Jarrod Taylor Discusses "Yok" By Tim Davys

Posted 08.02.2012 | Home

Rejected Covers is part of an ongoing series on rejected book cover designs, in which we invite cover artists to reveal some of the rejected ideas and...

The Art Of Google Books Mistakes

Krissy Wilson | Posted 09.30.2012 | Home
Krissy Wilson

Google Books is more than a bag of words. It's full of anomalies -- digital and analog signs of use. Search through texts in the public domain and you'll find all kinds of distortion, color changes, misplaced autolinks, and, frequently, the hands of an employee.

PHOTOS: Beautiful Book Posters From The Turn Of The Century

Posted 07.27.2012 | Home

According to the New York Public Library's Digital Gallery site, art posters were invented in 1893 by Edward Penfield. He created an advertisement for...