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A History of Art  [click]
In the Shades of Vine  [click]
San Francisco Phone Book  [click]
The Last of the Mohicans  [click]
World Book Encyclopedia 1978 Yearbook  [click]

See many more Artist's Books at Alexis Arnold's website

Crystallized Books

The Crystallized Book Series addresses the materiality of the book versus the text or content
of the book, in addition to commenting on the vulnerability of the printed book. The crystals
remove the text and transform the books into aesthetic, non-functional objects. The books, frozen
with crystal growth, have become artifacts or geologic specimens imbued with the history of time,
use, and nostalgia. The series was prompted by repeatedly finding boxes of discarded books,
by the onset of e-books, and by the shuttering of bookstores.


Alexis Arnold
Sasn Francisco, CA, USA