Books take on a whole new life in Laura Heyenga's anthology
of groundbreaking artists who've stitched, sliced, cut and carved bound
literature to create anything from an intricate chess set to a huge area rug to
a literary jewelry collection. (Never fear: The artists use recycled or
discarded books—that otherwise would end up in landfills!). In fact,
the real joy of this book comes from discovering how each individual starts
with the same item and yet ends up with vastly different works of art.