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Step Into a World Made Entirely of Books

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In an open room in the Museum of Modern Art in Bologna, amidst plain white walls, a vertiginous tower stretches to the ceiling. From a distance, it appears to be made of thin multicolor bricks. They're actually thousands of books:

Illustration for article titled Step Into a World Made Entirely of Books
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The book tunnel is an installation called Scanner, by Slovakian artist Matej Krén, intended to fill its audience with awe and confusion. The awe-factor is apparent, and once inside the structure, the confusion is heightened by mirrors which multiply the already-dizzying number of volumes.

They say it's easy to get lost in a good book. I'd imagine it's even easier to get lost in a hall of mirrors made from thousands of them. [MAMbo via Inhabitat]

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electricarchie
electricarchie

It pisses me off when people go and take photos of something like this and don't include some kind of scale reference. Its impossible to tell at first glance how big or small this thing actually is. Toss a scale figure into at least one of your photos.