Art Installation Shows Books Bursting Off The Library Shelves
Alicia Martin's book sculptures show swells of books pouring from windows onto the ground below
Imagine a deluge of books cascading from a window and you will get an idea of what Madrid-based artist Alicia Martin’s book installations look like. Each sculpture is a torrent of white paper and colorful book covers pouring from a small window and splashing onto the ground below.The books, which are real and are free to flop in the wind, are fixed to each other by a metal mesh tube. Called Biographias each sculpture is constructed out of approximately 5,000 books.
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