Art Installation Shows Books Bursting Off The Library Shelves

Art Installation Shows Books Bursting Off The Library Shelves
Design

Alicia Martin's book sculptures show swells of books pouring from windows onto the ground below

Dylan Schenker
  • 21 march 2012

 

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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