If you love books, you”ll be super into Japanese artist Tomoko Takeda”s Story Series. …Or maybe you”ll be outraged that anyone would ever do something like this to their favorite works. It really depends on how you feel about an artist using what was once a perfectly readable book to make a sculpture.
That said, any concerns that these pieces are not works of art, but vandalism, will be washed away once you take a look at how beautiful they are. Not only can you tell that Takeda has a tremendous amount of respect for the works they used to make the sculptures, they really only add to the original works” majesty.
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
I Am a Cat by Natsume Soseki
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
The Spiders Thread and Other Stories by Akutagawa Ryunosuke
Kokoro by Natsume Soseki
Alice”s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Night on the Galactic Railroad by Miyazawa Kenji
Two Years” Vacation by Jules Verne
(via tomo takeda, H/T VISUAL NEWS)
This is certainly a lot better than the artwork I used to find in the books at my old school”s library. I probably shouldn”t go into the nature of those pieces though. If you”re interested in seeing more of Tomoko Takeda”s work, check out their Behance page.