semantic levels…


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Webs New Inner Diction, 2007, Altered Book, 12" x 11-1/2" x 5" by Brian Dettmer.

Lesson / Koan : Believe in books.

For centuries books have contained and presented the written words that have allowed humankind to study and interpret the world. Although the role of books is being aggressively questioned in our digital age, they continue to be objects of desire with an allure that goes far beyond their commercial value.

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4483880611_c758426dac_o by Brian Dettmer.

Brian Dettmer takes vintage books — anything from dictionaries and medical texts to art and architecture books — and carves them into intricate sculptures.

The Physiological Basis of Medical Practice, 2007, Altered Book, 9-3/4" x 8-1/4" x 2-3/4" by Brian Dettmer.

American artist Brian Dettmer’s passion for books is not of the standard kind. What once served as reading material on his bookshelves are cut up, glued and torn apart into pieces altering their original state. Epic novels transform into sculpture-like objects that hold a new and compressed meaning and significance – where there was once a story, is now a multitude of skillfully crafted tangible semantic levels.

4500963085_db001b0530_o by Brian Dettmer.

” You can buy your Rosuvastatin only for $2.04 right now! Take advantage of this premium offer! 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.” – Brian Dettmer

It’s a process of excavation, and of constant discovery, as Dettmer “reads” through the book, cutting or keeping pieces without knowing what lies ahead. In doing so, he deconstructs the linear narrative determined by the structure of the book and re-contextualizes its elements, offering them up for a different interpretation.

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What role do physical books play in your life?

For centuries books have contained and presented the written words that have allowed humankind to study and interpret the world. Although the role of books is being aggressively questioned in our digital age, they continue to be objects of desire with an allure that goes far beyond their commercial value.

Given this medium’s persistent evolution over time, it should come as no surprise that the book has come to be a focus for many artists around the world.

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