Landscapes From Old Books


I came across a fascinating web site this week showcasing the work of Montreal-based artist Guy Laramee. He practices a form of mixed media artwork called ‘altered books’ that changes a book from its original form into something with a different appearance and/or meaning – a funky example of upcycling.

I was particularly interested in Laramee’s 3D landscapes created from old dictionaries, encyclopedias and other large books. Laramee carefully carves out wonderful representations of mountain scenery, glaciated uplands, and even tsunamis.

What do you do with your old books?

Here are a few more images of Laramee’s landscapes:




This news report explains how Laramee creates his masterpieces:


You can find out more about this amazing artist from his web site:



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Head of Geography and Assistant Vice Principal at South Molton Community College, North Devon. Exeter Chiefs supporter!
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