Monday, March 1, 2010

Books or bricks: Is this the future of the printed book?

Inhabitat has profiled Book Cell, an octagonal building made entirely from books that was installed in the Modern Art Center in Lisbon, Portugal.  It looks a little like my place.  "Book Cell was originally installed for six months in 2006, but the piece still resonates today. The books used for the piece were borrowed from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation onsite at the Modern Art Center and returned to its collection after use, making it a very site-specific, almost personal piece, and reinforcing the idea that you don’t have to use something crazy, new and disposable to make powerful art."  Books or bricks?  Certainly is a thought provoking piece.  Can't help but think you'd bring down the house if you tried to do any reading. 

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