By Paul Sloman
Although our culture has begun the move from printed text to digital, the history and concepts behind the physicality of the book are still very relevant. In contemporary art, the book as sculptural material is being pushed to unexpected, provocative levels. Book Art: Iconic Sculptures and Installations focuses on artists whose conceptual works are made from deconstructed (often with scalpels) and reconstructed books. Includes works by Brian Dettmer, Xu Bing, Anish Kapoor, Lisa Kokin, and many others. Hardcover, 208 pages.