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Encyclopedia Landscape Carving Mark The Demise Of Physical Volumes [Pics]

Encyclopedia Landscape Carving Mark The Demise Of Physical Volumes [Pics]
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Sculpture bears resemblance to the hills and prairies of Brazil, Ecuador and Peru.

Serena Chu
  • 3 january 2014

Many of us find no use for complete sets of encyclopedias and dictionaries, but book artist Guy Laramée disagrees. He sculpted a marvelous landscape that bears resemblance to the hills and prairies of Brazil, Ecuador and Peru. The meticulously detailed sculpture was crafted out of an old 24-volume Encyclopedia Britannica, and serves as a commemorating token to the announcement that, after 244 years, the publication will no longer be in print.

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Titled ‘Adiue,’ the sculpture not only has a well-kept place in Laramée’s heart, but will have in the hearts of those who grew up flipping through the pages of the centuries-old volumes, and watching their demise in an era of web editions.

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While this creation is meant to commemorate the long history of the iconic publication, it also loosely references how the printing industry is slowly receding into the shadows of internet mediums. If a large publisher such as the Britannica can’t compete with ebooks and ereaders, then it is only a matter of time before printed books will cease to exist.

Guy Laramée

Source: ThisisColossal  

Image: It’s Nice That

 

 

 

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