Literature (2019 | Issue 2)

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COOL LITERARY ART

Sometimes while walking down a street, browsing in a library or sauntering through a park, something stops us short in our tracks, making us ponder or wonder. It could be a larger-than-life statue or a street art exhibit. What’s Up, Germany? has put together a unique selection of book-inspired sculptures and literary art installations from around the world. Enjoy! Hope they inspire you to open a book or two!

Sitting on History, Bill Woodrow, Singapore (2003)

Sitting on History, Bill Woodrow, Singapore (2003)

Image: edent (CC BY-SA 4.0), via Wikimedia Commons

The Rainbow Fish, Library of Birmingham, UK (2016)

Image: Elliott Brown from Birmingham, UK
(CC BY-SA 2.0), via Wikimedia Commons

The Modern Book Printing sculpture, Bebelplatz, Berlin (2006)

The Modern Book Printing sculpture, Bebelplatz, Berlin (2006)

Image: © dpa – Report

Biografias, Alicia Martin, Linz, Austria (2010)

Biografias, Alicia Martin, Linz, Austria (2010)

Image: © Francesco Stoppa (CC BY 3.0), via Wikimedia Commons

Book sculpture, Shandong University, China

Book sculpture, Shandong University, China

Image: Rolfmueller (CC BY-SA 3.0),
via Wikimedia Commons

Einstein, Gary Lee Price, Gillette, Wyoming, USA

Einstein, Gary Lee Price, Gillette, Wyoming, USA

Image: Mr Satterly (WTFPL), via Wikimedia Commons