Back in November 2012, I wrote about amazing book sculptures (http://wp.me/p2xxG1-12) which were made by an anonymous artist. I then decided to get this book to flick through it anytime I wanted to see the sculptures again.
This book is a lovely story about the book sculptures. Each chapter takes you round all the great venues in Edinburgh which were lucky to receive them as a gift from this talented book lover. Every story gives you some information about the sculpture and how it was found. It also includes some brilliant pictures too.
It is a very inspiring and warm story about someone who loves books and wants other people to see their beauty in a different form. It’s a poignant celebration of reading and literature. It’s also incredible how each of the sculptures captures the spirit of Edinburgh: the City of Literature.
The anonymous artist gives her reason for making them in the last part of the book. She also gifted her notes on how to make your own Poetree – the very first book sculpture gifted to Scottish Poetry Library.
If you had a chance to attend one of the exhibitions last year, this book is a perfect keepsake and if you didn’t, then it’s an opportunity to see them all together, as after the exhibition tour finished, they went back to their home venues where they can be seen.
Title: Gifted: The Tale of 10 Mysterious Book Sculptures Gifted to the City of Words and Ideas
Format: Kindle Edition, 96 pages