Cara’s Books

For almost six years, photographer and artist Cara Berer has been taking a very unique approach to book art. She thoughtfully bends, folds and occasionally soaks old pages of discarded catalogues, outdated dictionaries, dated instruction manuals and rejected telephone books, transforming them into marvelous works of art. And don’t worry, bookworms – Cara has assured us that no important books have been injured during the making of any of her photographs.

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  1. These remind of those beautiful origami pieces you showed us a few days ago when the artist worked with money.
    These have a rougher and darker quality. Really beautiful.

    xoxo
    http://natashafatah.blogspot.com

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  2. Mardi wrote:

    These are truly beautiful, in an unexpected and thrilling way.

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  3. style-xyz wrote:

    these are amazing art!

    http://style-xyz.blogspot.com/

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  4. This is incredible work! Can’t believe I hadn’t heard of her before- thanks (seriously) for posting on her work.

    Paola

    http://www.ThePvdHJournal.com

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  5. Mia wrote:

    Strange and cool effect! 😀

    With love, Mia

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  6. SUPER
    COOL

    FLOWERS

    ILUSION and PERFECT VIEWS of no real FLOWERS

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    XOXO from MUNICH

    La Vie Quotidienne

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  7. That’s SO COOL!

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  8. LC Taylor wrote:

    Love! Literary blooms!

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  9. charity wrote:

    This is how I feel after reading some books. beautiful.

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  10. Beautifully done!! xoxo
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  11. Lianne wrote:

    Ah – wow. So beautiful -and unexpected!

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  12. Alison wrote:

    So cool! That’s amazing that those are books. It makes it that much better 🙂

    ww.stylingmylife.com

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  13. Ría wrote:
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  14. What a cool idea…I would’ve never thought to look at book pages as art, but these are amazing photos!
    – Aliya
    http://marantphiles.com

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  15. Kate wrote:

    Theres nothing more creative than breathing new life in to something so mundane as a phone book (why do they still print them??)

    <3Kate
    http://www.theforgetfulwife.com

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  16. Julie Khuu wrote:

    Ok…this is friggin’ INCREDIBLE! Reduce, reuse, RECYCLE! Love the upcycled look of this super sophisticated artwork…so incredibly inspired…makes used books feel like the next great piece…love this!

    I’m hosting 5 days of GIVEAWAYS with 5 chances to WIN in honor of my blog’s 2year anniversary! Would love for you to stop by and check it out!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture.com

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  17. Alyssa wrote:

    Wow, I am blown away by these. Such a cool concept.

    Shop Vintage!

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  18. katie h wrote:

    The museum I volunteer at is going to have an exhibit with some of these this Fall called Out of Print: Altered Books! 🙂 (Bakersfield Museum of Art)..I have a bookmark with 5th down on the right, and when I first saw it I had no idea what it was because it’s been cropped; I thought it was string at first.

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  19. Nomadic D wrote:

    Those are amazing! Kaleidoscopic joy!

    http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

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  20. soo wrote:

    amaze.balls.

    http://mybabykins.com

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  21. Alexis wrote:

    I’m obsessed with all this paper stuff right now, I just saw some wedding toppers made of paper and now this? It’s all over the place and I love it!!

    (wedding toppers: http://concarta.blogspot.com/ tooo beautiful)

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  22. очень круто

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  23. Diana M. wrote:

    Very interesting. I always loved pop-up books and this is one of my favorite http://bit.ly/HhKF4U

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  24. Beautiful.

    Collections

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  25. zee wrote:

    too cool.

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