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    Who dunnit?

    http://annanotkarenina.wordpress.com...ok-sculptures/

    These have been turning up all over Edinburgh this year. Nobody knows who makes them, but aren't they lovely?


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    Cool. I like that.

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    Beautiful.

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    "This is for you, in support of libraries, books, words, ideas…"

    You have to admit that it's kind of ironic that the artist is cutting up and defacing books (however skillfully) in support of libraries and books

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    Quote Originally Posted by erinc View Post
    "This is for you, in support of libraries, books, words, ideas…"

    You have to admit that it's kind of ironic that the artist is cutting up and defacing books (however skillfully) in support of libraries and books

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    Awe, stuff like this makes me glad to be a part of humanity.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    I must say that I HATE the very idea of treating a book like this. It is utterly despicable. I hope the fad of carving up books dies off, and the sooner the better.

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    I would normally agree with you on every level Arenhaus, but drawing attention to the government's obscene closure of many public libraries here in the UK is a worthy sacrifice for a mass market copy of an Ian Rankin novel. The symbolism of book destruction is not comparable to more politically motivated acts. I think this might be something even Rankin himself would approve of!

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    I can't help but think that somewhere put there this anonymous artist told all everyone they knew that they're 'anonymous' and now they all think they're a hero. I watch too much Curb...

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    Very cool ... and now the title has made the Genesis song of the same name start bouncing around my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arenhaus View Post
    I must say that I HATE the very idea of treating a book like this. It is utterly despicable. I hope the fad of carving up books dies off, and the sooner the better.
    Yeah, I agree.
    They're really good but I get angry at the mistreatment of books, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erinc View Post
    "This is for you, in support of libraries, books, words, ideas…"

    You have to admit that it's kind of ironic that the artist is cutting up and defacing books (however skillfully) in support of libraries and books
    I have to admit no such thing. Taking something, that isn't a unique object, and transforming it into something else, something beautiful, is entirely different than destroying it, and not at all disrespectful. And I say that as someone who believes that burning books leads to burning people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    I have to admit no such thing. Taking something, that isn't a unique object, and transforming it into something else, something beautiful, is entirely different than destroying it, and not at all disrespectful. And I say that as someone who believes that burning books leads to burning people.
    Touche.

    I grew up in a house where books were practically sacred, with a sister who felt that dog-earing pages was tantamount to kicking puppies. It's ingrained, I'm afraid -- doesn't matter how beautiful it might be, something about making a book unreadable hurts my soul a little bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erinc View Post
    Touche.

    I grew up in a house where books were practically sacred, with a sister who felt that dog-earing pages was tantamount to kicking puppies. It's ingrained, I'm afraid -- doesn't matter how beautiful it might be, something about making a book unreadable hurts my soul a little bit.
    I agree, I was brought up similarly, in that books were off limits when it came to 'horseplay'.
    However if it's spine wasn't bent and it wasn't dog eared and slightly battered, it hadn't been read enough and it hadn't been given enough love.
    I think I may have expressed the face that I think the smell of a book to be the best smell in the world before, but I am saying it again anyway.
    on a related note, I hate e-readers; THEY'RE NOT THE SAME AS A BOOK!!!!

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    Oh, boy! You guys are going to hate this... http://www.sublackwell.co.uk/portfol...cut-sculpture/ I still think it's beautiful, though.

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