Since we here at 50 Books HQ are about nothing if not oral hygiene (we're also about nothing if not snickering at the use of the word "oral" in any context), here are a couple of gorgeous books-as-eye-candy sites for your perusal, both courtesy of one of my favourite people in all the land, The Fabulous Suzi.
UK artist Su Blackwell uses books -- from Alice in Wonderland to The Quiet American -- to create gorgeous three-dimensional cut-out sculptures.
These works can be seen as metaphors for language. Like language, that is ephemeral and powerful. While I'm dealing with dark subject matter, such as loss, loneliness and fragility, I am dealing with it in a light manner.And I don't know about you, but I never get tired of looking at pictures of libraries. It's a good thing other people never get tired of taking them.
Gracious me, the vertigo!
Happy Thanksgiving weekend, Yankee comrades. I'm thankful that, in these crazy, mixed-up times in which we live, books can still surprise and delight us like a compliment from a stranger.