every librarians worst nightmare

The image of a librarian slide tackling an X-Acto knife wielding artist was the precise visual that popped into my mind when I stumbled across the book sculptures of Alexander Korzer-Robinson.

The artist is precise in his collages and the book sculptures really are stunning. He uses mostly 19th Century children’s books filled with explorers and adventures in far-off places. According to his website,

I make book sculptures / cut books by working through a book, page by page, cutting around some of the illustrations while removing others. In this way, I build my composition using only the images found in the book.

When I looked through the artist’s work, I also couldn’t help but think of the illustrations of Henry Darger.

TO VIEW : slide show | artist’s website


  1. I really don’t know how to feel about this! It goes against my rule of never damaging a book. On the other hand they are beautiful!

  2. Reblogged this on Manny Muses and commented:
    Really not sure how to feel about this amazing artist’s work. I love the concept and the visual outcome but it goes against my principles of damaging a book. Me, who gets annoyed if you even dare to dog-ear one of my precious books. This gives me a complex but I would LOVE to own one!


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