Incredibly Beautiful Book Art of Cara Barer

Incredibly Beautiful Book Art of Cara Barer

Texas based photographer Cara Barer puts a new meaning in book art through her colorful sculptures out of discarded phone books, computer manuals, maps and the like that she transforms and then photographs. Her inspiration stems from a random encounter where she discovered a rain-soaked Yellow Pages. From there she began her practice and dove into the search for books as well alternate methods of manipulating their appearance.

Incredibly Beautiful Book Art of Cara BarerIncredibly Beautiful Book Art of Cara BarerIncredibly Beautiful Book Art of Cara Barer

“I realized I owned many books that were no longer of use to me, or for that matter, anyone else. Would I ever need “Windows 95?” After soaking it in the bathtub for a few hours, it had a new shape and purpose. Half Price Books became a regular haunt, and an abandoned house gave me a set of outdated reference books, complete with mold and neglect. Each book tells me how to begin according to its size, type of paper, and sometimes contents.” — Cara Barer

Incredibly Beautiful Book Art of Cara BarerIncredibly Beautiful Book Art of Cara BarerIncredibly Beautiful Book Art of Cara BarerIncredibly Beautiful Book Art of Cara Barer

via Amusing Planet

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