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   CaliforniaMama  Thursday Jan 12 10:26 AM

January 12, 2012 Biblio Carving

What to do with that old set of encyclopedias collecting dust on the shelf? Turn them into awesome landscapes!





Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee

via Colossal



classicman  Thursday Jan 12 11:58 AM

cool



Sundae  Thursday Jan 12 12:16 PM

I never thought I'd be interested in buying used encyclopaedias!
But those are reem.



BigV  Thursday Jan 12 12:17 PM

I'd look up "reem" but that page seems to have been destroyed.



Sundae  Thursday Jan 12 12:38 PM

Silly play on words.
It's a word from a trashy reality show, meaning wonderful, great cool.
And of course paper comes in reams.

I wasn't referring to the other kind of reaming. For once.



Beest  Thursday Jan 12 04:43 PM

Noooooo, book abuse, theres a special level in Hell for book mistreaters



I think it's down there in the small print near 'people who threaten toleave but stay.'



infinite monkey  Thursday Jan 12 04:54 PM

Hey, yeah! I LIKE old encyclopedias.



CaliforniaMama  Friday Jan 13 09:52 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beest View Post
Noooooo, book abuse, theres a special level in Hell for book mistreaters.
Folded corners upset me. When I see one of my own start to bend a page I go ballistic.

Highlighted text has me seeing red. I could never buy used textbooks for that reason.

Recently, I spent hours erasing pencil marks from a library book I borrowed. I could not possibly read and comprehend the text with all the underlining and notations!!

BUT ~

I love that this zen garden was carved from a Chinese text with the Chinese characters in the background.



If it is cutting a book for art versus tossing said book, I'd rather carve it up and keep it in circulation.


infinite monkey  Friday Jan 13 10:15 AM

I had a college professor who said it was ridiculous to highlight textbooks: the material is pretty much a synopsis anyway. I took notes instead. I went through a freshman highlighty phase but it seemed so...so everybody else!

But I love old things and old books. I wonder where my parents put our old Encyclopedia Americanas. I'd like to have those.

Like the reference book (don't know what it's called, has a little bit about everything) I have that was written after THE WAR. There was no 2nd WW so it was not yet the 1st WW.



vocalperk  Sunday Jan 15 10:35 PM

Honestly, the creativity of people just amazes me. Put me in a room with a set of old books for an entire year, and I wouldn't come up with anything remotely as cool as this.



BigV  Monday Jan 16 09:08 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by infinite monkey View Post
I had a college professor who said it was ridiculous to highlight textbooks: the material is pretty much a synopsis anyway. I took notes instead. I went through a freshman highlighty phase but it seemed so...so everybody else!

But I love old things and old books. I wonder where my parents put our old Encyclopedia Americanas. I'd like to have those.

Like the reference book (don't know what it's called, has a little bit about everything) I have that was written after THE WAR. There was no 2nd WW so it was not yet the 1st WW.
We had the World Book Encyclopedia, with the white faux leather binding and forest green trim and gold leaf accents. My favorite volume was S because it was the biggest. That was my magical wardrobe through which I passed into endless adventures.

Today, SonofV has YouTube, Wikipedia and StumbleUpon. Poor guy.


classicman  Monday Jan 16 09:20 PM

I was at my parents house and they have an OLD dictionary that must be at least 8" thick.
I vaguely remember it as a kid, but dayum That thing is monstrous!



wolf  Tuesday Jan 17 09:54 AM

I miss my childhood set of Funk & Wagnalls ... like from Laugh-In, "Look that up in your Funk & Wagnalls."

It got jettisoned in a move. It was a great encyclopedia to just sit down and read. I do still have a couple of volumes of the philosopy set that went along with it ... Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, Plato's Republic, and I'm not sure what else.

Of course, nothing happened after 1955, but it was very good.



SPUCK  Wednesday Jan 18 06:44 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf View Post
Of course, nothing happened after 1955


I was born after '55!!


xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Jan 18 06:56 AM

And nothing happened of significance after that... problem?



SPUCK  Thursday Jan 19 06:44 AM




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