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Paper Art: Book Autopsies

My son recently sent me a link to the work of artist, Brian Dettmer. He takes a scalpel to old books to reveal their inner meaning and calls them “Book Autopsies”. Seriously! How do people think if this amazing stuff? I think these paper art masterpieces are so intriguing. Click through here to see even more.





  1. Absolutely beautiful and fascinating!

  2. Well blow my mind ! It’s amazing how some people see things. Totally .

  3. WOW. When I read the words “scalpel” and “book” in the same sentence, I felt a terrible fear (I’m a book collector and just nuts about them in general). However, I must forgive Dettmer – his work is gorgeous and one of the few true examples of good book art. Thanks for sharing!

  4. As an artist who loves paper, photo and using a scalpel at times – I love this work. The artist takes it to a whole new level! Thank you for posting and sharing.

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