Book Mountains

Book Mountains

Canadian artist Guy Laramee transforms stacks of old books into beautiful three-dimensional landscapes.

Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. They erode a bit and become hills. Then they flatten and become fields.

Mountain Village Carved Into Books

Book Art

Carved Book Landscapes

Carved Books

Book Carving

Book Art by Guy Laramee

Mountains of Books

Mountains Carved Into Books

Guy Laramee

Book Sculpture

Landscapes Carved Into Books

Book Mountain

Cave Carved Into Books

Book Canyon

Book Landscape

Art by Guy Laramee

For more creative book carvings, check out: Art Carved into Books

  1. Jim

    This is simply amazing, I can’t even begin to imagine how long it must’ve taken to do just one of these. I guess he can’t read them now huh?

  2. Lilia Smiles

    They look so real and I love the description in the beginning, especially the line “They erode a bit and become hills. Then they flatten and become fields.” This pairs perfectly with the 13th photo!

  3. Mon Sun C

    This is a really cool way to do book art.

  4. Pearl Lamie

    These are beautiful!

  5. Aerwhyn

    Mmmm…. Book codensation.

  6. Samir

    Can i say … wow !!

  7. Vishy

    w-o-w this is amazing!
    Specialy the effects of the last one! =D

  8. douglas

    What? No Mount Rushmore – Dude!!

  9. Bill

    Beautiful. The texture of the edges of the paper makes a perfect stand-in for striations in rock and soil. I think the Buddha is my favorite, although the cave with the “skylight” is pretty cool too.

  10. Angie

    I loved the cave!!

  11. Evan

    Awe inspiring works of art … but I can’t help feeling melancholy over the loss of the vintage books.

  12. I Like Traffic Lights

    I agree with Bill; the skylight cave is my favorite.

  13. Dominic

    This is amazing

  14. da

    some of them look like kappadokia in turkye

  15. Sun Kim

    Gorgeous~~ :)

  16. The Thinking Insomniac

    WOW! How do people think of these things..? This is great!

  17. John

    Looks pretty amazing… wonder how it was done, maybe CNC machine? Routing maybe?

  18. Mark

    poor books

  19. Jason

    Were they real books? You can’t see any remains of text in the sculptures..

  20. Girish jasoria

    Beautiful book art

  21. Jay P

    I think a Mount Rushmore one would be amazing

  22. Kaarina

    Amazing artistry

  23. Saadieq

    Fantastic! I love it!

  24. Waleed

    And i hate when people says me “in what field u r wasting ur time? I never get what r u doing?” and love when see such awesome and artistic reply to them! Where they will definately appreciate the efforts and time’

  25. flatsolid

    Great landscapes, with a touch of Asian miniature art ! I suppose that some kind of starch spraying was applied before the actual sculpting.

  26. spavaroti

    amazing! but how much knowledge is lost…forever…

  27. tine

    awesome! that was real art! I wonder how long did it take to make a single landscape though… and i feel sorry for the books.

  28. rj

    simpLy amazing..:)

  29. budi hudiana

    waw….amazing…… with old book…..

  30. Gene Z

    Amazing! I’m going to try one

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