Book Surgeries: Brian Dettmer

The delightful science/culture blog Biophemera pointed us to the work of artist Brian Dettmer who creates his astounding altered books via a strictly subtractive process involving no more than an X-acto knife and creative vision. Though Dettmer performs his surgeries on old books on a variety of topics, we’ve chosen a few favorites with a medical theme because…. well, that’s just how we are.


The Household Physicians, 2008

Libraries of Health, 2008

Diseases of the Eye

Diseases of the Eye, 2005

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