17 November 2012

Showered in books (or Building vomits books)

 
I have been having a great time running around the Netherlands. I am staying with friends in The Hague where there was this very cool temporary scuplture. Thank goodness the books weren't in English and I don't read Dutch or I would have been tempted to climb the sculpture to find something good to read.

Papier Biënnale 2012 in Rijswijk en Den Haag at  Museum Meerman



Photo credit: Alicia Martín
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Another example in some other city.



10 comments:


  1. That is amazing. Thanks for sharing the photos. Pam

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  2. Looks a bit like the back room of our Oxfam book shop on a particularly bad day when the donations have taken over!

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  3. love it great piece ,all the best stu

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  4. You are growing quite the beard there. Is that the "movember" beard growing to show support for the charity or to celebrate the movie version of Anna Karenina? Looks like a waste of books but hopefully they're outdated textbooks or something similar -very cool looking.

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  5. Love love love! (The waterfall of books and the beard.)

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  6. Whoa! That is so cool! Thanks for sharing the photos! Wow!

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  7. Excellent. A little disturbing, but excellent.

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  8. Wow, what an image. Those are real books? it looks like you are turning pages. How do they keep from getting damaged in the rain?

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  9. On the one hand this seems a horrible waste of books but on the other hand it is visually interesting and I am drawn to it. Hope you enjoy your trip!

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  10. Pam: it really is something isn't it?

    Christine: I would love to be in that back room. Not only do i love books, but I love to sort and organize as well.

    Stu: Glad you like it.

    Stefan: They didn't look like books that folks might want to keep on their shelves.

    Margaret: I kind of wanted to climb it.

    Nadia: It was cool to see up close.

    CB: I agree. But the fact that it was all in Dutch made it less disturbing than if it had been in English.

    Jeane: They are totally open to the elements. Some I think were getting a little moldy.

    Kathleen: They looked like the kind of books that were on their way to being pulped.

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