Books as Victims of Erosion: Nature Artistically Carved into Encyclopedia Britannica

Inspired by his travels to Ecuador, Peru and Brazil, artist Guy Laramée sculpted a mountain landscape on 24 printed volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica. First published in Edinburgh in 1768, Encyclopedia Britannica officially put a stop to its print version in 2012, after 244 years. This project- entitled Adieu- marks the ending of the printing process and, according to My Modern Met, makes a powerful statement: like so many mountainous landscapes, books and knowledge in general are seemingly the victims of erosion.

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