Brian Dettmer: Old Books Reborn

Bridge Complete (detail)

Image Courtesy of Brian Dettmer

Brian Dettmer, an American contemporary artist, creates incredible book sculptures. He is known for his detailed and innovative sculptures made from books and other forms of antiquated media.

Image Courtesy of Brian Dettmer
Image Courtesy of Brian Dettmer

To create each work, he alters preexisting media, such as old books, maps, record albums, and cassette tapes, to form new works of art. This TED Talk give the audience insight into the way he creates his pieces.

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