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The Bookish Dolls of Lada Repina February 8, 2013

Bibliopole Check out these dolls by Russian artist Lada Repina. What amazing detail and she clearly exudes an appreciation of books. detail Bibliopole. More photos of this piece  The Collector Inventor, 2012 Many images of other cool dolls are at her website and here

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Iain Faulkner’s Figurative Approach February 4, 2013

Bookstore Iain Faulkner is pretty straightforward for someone born in the early 1970’s. While many of the artists of his generation take a more conceptual angle Faulkner chooses to stay within a tight figurative approach. Girl reading, 2004 The normalcy is refreshing. Returning Books 32 X 40 INCHES 2008 Library I Library II, 2004  Writer OIL ON CANVAS 42 X 42 INCHES h/t and more photos at Reading and Art

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"Literary Puns" by Timothy Leo Taranto January 29, 2013

The project:Create a series of drawings of famous authors based on a slight twist of name.The result:Pure entertainment. PoseiDon DeLillo Where’s Waldo Emerson Design Taxi as a few more images here Famous Novelists Turned Into Whimsical Wordplay  and the artist posts the latest ones here

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Biblio-façade January 23, 2013

This beautiful fresco adorns the exterior of the La Bibliotèque De La Cité (Library of the City) in Lyon, France. photos via 

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A Book Returns to Nature

Day 68 with snow The idea is simple enough, place a book outside and document its decomposition.   Tim Holt chose Michael Cunningham’s A Home at the End of the World as his subject and left the book outside “to face the ‘elements’ and picture it’s return to nature.” Being only 3 months into the project I trust we can expect some more amazing images down the road. Day 51 Day 54 Day 35 “a fox has taken an…

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