Books through my lens #3

Last summer I went to see an Antony Gormley exhibition at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea and came across a temporary art installation entitled "Introspective Retrospective". The artist is the Japanese Tomoko Takahashi, who is known for her "playful recycling of everyday detritus of everyday life into illuminating works of art". Needless to say, I felt a stabbing pain in my chest when I saw a copy of Moby Dick "playfully recycled" as pictured above!


  1. First thought seeing the pictur: 'what are they doiiiiinnnnggggg???!!!! ' (jeane)

    ps writing as anonymous because it seems to eb the only way it allows me)

  2. I hate this kind of thing. I think altered books etc are great if the book is damaged beyond repair already or if it's totally out of date. Otherwise I think the best way to recycle a book is to donate it to a second hand bookshop or give it as a gift. That said I recently saw a big truck outside a secondhand shop and the staff filling it up with books to go to the dump


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