Brian Dettmer- a Decade of turning Book Surgery into Art

The richness and depth of the book is universally respected yet often undiscovered as the monopoly of the form and relevance of the information fades over time. The book’s intended function has decreased and the form remains linear in a non-linear world. By altering physical forms of information and shifting preconceived functions, new and unexpected roles emerge. This is the area I currently operate in. Through meticulous excavation or concise alteration I edit or dissect communicative objects or systems such as books, maps, tapes and other media. The medium’s role transforms. Its content is recontextualized and new meanings or interpretations emerge.


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"Tomorrow is International Literacy Day! This calls for some books we can really sink our teeth i…"

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"The odd thing about people who had many books was how they always wanted more."

— Patricia A. McKillip, The Bell at Sealey Head (via observando)

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"I love books. Take that book you’re holding! It looks ill-written, ill-conceived, full of bad ideas expressed badly - I bet it lacks narrative arcs and an appreciation for the flow of language. It looks like the worst book in the history of books! But here’s the thing - it’s still a book. And I love books. So, you do not deserve to even hold it."

Tamika Flynn

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Episode 49 - Old Oak Doors Part A

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Magnificent book cabinet in the Château de Chantilly 

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Oh, these are lovely.

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"I think putting books away for a living has altered my perception of books. I think of them as pretty object more than content holders."


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Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.

-Stephen King

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If you read books you won’t get a venereal disease.


Modern History, University of St Andrews

'Reading Behind the Front Lines: British Soldier Reading Experience in the First World War' 


Books and kitties!!!!:D


Books and kitties!!!!:D

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House of Ismay

House of Ismay offers since 2008 brooches using old book pages retrieved, cut and pasted in various forms, corresponding with the talent original books at the image of “Of Mice And Men” by John Steinbeck.

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