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Altered books

  1. whitneywpanetta profile image60
    whitneywpanettaposted 5 years ago

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    Is it wrong to take an old book and use it for sculpture or a visual journal? I am a big visual journaler and have always wondered how other people perceive it. If you don't know what visual journals are I have examples on my website, www.lookbetweenthelines.com.

    1. galleryofgrace profile image82
      galleryofgraceposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The thing you may want to consider is whether the book has more resale value as a book or as individual art pieces.

      1. whitneywpanetta profile image60
        whitneywpanettaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Is the resale value important, or is it more important to keep the book as the author intended it?

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          Website Examinerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Important to whom? You own the physical book, the author owns the copyright. Authors don't care what you do with a physical copy. If still in doubt, ask the author out of courtesy.

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    Website Examinerposted 5 years ago

    It sounds like a cool idea, and not wrong or immoral.

  3. chipped teacup profile image83
    chipped teacupposted 5 years ago

    I love altering books, I think it is a great art form.  The books themselves are just another medium.  I choose books either by their story or the physical book itself at used book sales.  I would never touch my personal library at home of course.

 
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