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This Intricate Landscape Is Carved Into the Encyclopedia Britannica

By Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan on at

Remember Guy Laramée, the French artist who sculpts shockingly realistic landscapes out of old books? Well, he's still at it—and his latest is an ode to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the publishers of which announced last year that they would stop printing the 245 year old volumes.

This Intricate Landscape Is Carved Into the Encyclopedia Britannica

The new piece is titled, appropriately, Adieu, was carved by hand and coloured with pigments to give the paper edges the glow of moss and red rock—according to the artist, inspired by landscapes in Ecuador and Brazil.

It's just one piece of a new series, including Geographie Universelle:

This Intricate Landscape Is Carved Into the Encyclopedia Britannica

The new pieces are all on the website of Tribeca gallery Jayne H. Baum, or you can check them out on Laramée's website. [This Is Colossal; Jayne H. Baum]

This Intricate Landscape Is Carved Into the Encyclopedia BritannicaThis Intricate Landscape Is Carved Into the Encyclopedia Britannica