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The Analogue Reader: Would You Build a Book Igloo?

Artists all over the world have been finding many different ways to use books for their artworks. A Colombian artist has come up with an interesting sculptural installation that may seem like a bibliophile's perfect abode. Read about it after the jump!

While artworks that involve cutting into books might make some bibliophiles cringe (okay, I admit I’m one of them!), Colombian artist Miler Lagos came up with an interesting installation late last year which bibliophiles may find fascinating. Set up at the MagnanMetz Gallery, the sculptural installation entitled “Home” was made using books that are carefully stacked to form a self-supporting dome.

I definitely find this an interesting artwork, not only because it’s simple, smart, and alludes to a bibliophile’s obsession with books (I know some people who can actually swim in all their books), but also since it’s a good idea for a reading nook or an eye-catching centerpiece for bookstores and libraries.

So, fellow bibliophiles, would you build yourself a book igloo, for whatever purpose it may serve? Tell us with a comment below!

All information for this article were taken from This is Colossal.

written by plasticpopsicle

4 comments

  1. fabc68

    fabc68

    Wow, that was my dream as a child. And, contrary to many forms of contemporary art, it doesn't involve destroying or damaging objects. An excellent find, @plasticpopsicle thanks for sharing.

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  2. plasticpopsicle

    plasticpopsicle

    @fabc68 I agree with you on that. I find this striking because it's so simple and can easily be recreated anywhere without doing irreparable damage to the books. Glad you found it nice, and you're welcome! :)

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  3. samwise_camus

    samwise_camus

    It's a great idea! Until you realise you want that one book to read right now and it is the one holding the whole thing up... ;)

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  4. freddiefaith

    freddiefaith

    I feel like as I took down books to read, it would collapse. :/

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