These wonderful set of books are the works of sculptor Alexander Korzer-Robinson who transforms old books from their utilitarian purpose into a window to an imaginative world. His process involves cutting the front cover and stripping the texts and whitespaces on each page leaving only the images and other visuals out there. He explains, “By using pre-existing media as a starting point, certain boundaries are set by the material, which I aim to transform through my process. Thus, an encyclopedia can become a window into an alternate world, much like lived reality becomes its alternate in remembered experience. These books, having been stripped of their utilitarian value by the passage of time, regain new purpose. They are no longer tools to learn about the world, but rather a means to gain insight about oneself.”
More of his works can be found on his website which includes much more of his hand cut works.