The Most Unusual Books of the World
Book Sculptures by Brian Dettmer
The Physiological Basis of Medical Practice
History of Western Europe
Fore-Edge Painting by Martin Frost
Since 1970, Martin Frost has produced well over 3000 Fore-edge and Miniature Paintings for the Book trade. A fore-edge painting is where the page block is fanned and an image applied to the stepped surface. If the page edges are themselves gilded or marbled, this results in the image disappearing when the book is relaxed. When refanned, the painting magically re-appears.
Wooden Books by Barbara Yates
These books are created by Barbara Yates, an environmental artist who recycles dead trees into art for parks and retreat centers.
Tim Baker Ammonite Books
Tim Baker is a Graphic Artist, Makeup Artist and Sculptor.
The Smallest Book in the World
To the naked eye, it looks like a fleck of tile decorated with the Greek letters alpha and omega. But when it is magnified by a factor of 600, its true nature becomes evident — the world's most portable copy of the New Testament.
The Biggest Book in the World
The Codex Gigas, also known as the Devil’s Bible, is the biggest book in the world. Why, how and by whom the Devil’s Bible was made has remained a mystery until this day. But legend has it that the book was written by a monk, who faced being walled up alive for breaching a monastic code, and promised to create the biggest manuscript in one night. He realised that he would not be able to deliver on his promise, he asked the devil for help and his prayer was answered.
Freaky book installations and sculptures by Robert The. Obsession with the semiotic erosion of meaning and reality led him to create objects that evangelize their own relevance by a direct fusion of word and form. Books (many culled from dumpsters and thrift store bins) are lovingly vandalized back to life so they can assert themselves against the culture which turned them into debris.
Good as Gold by Donald Lipski
Library "warp" portal in Kansas City
Frances's Unique Hand-Made Books
Frances's unique hand-made books are based on flowers from her garden and worked in drawings and stitch on recycled pages from gardening magazines. A really romantic piece of work.
Book of lights by Takeshi Ishiguro
The Book of lights is both a book and a lamp. It was created by Takeshi Ishiguro for Arctecnica. The lamp can be powered by a simple low voltage adapter.
It consists of 3 books that serve as the base for the clock, there are only two numbers (3 and 9) that work as the time information, and the rest is history.
This book makes you want to sleep. Nobody can read it till the end.