Don’t get me wrong—even though I proudly read my Kindle on the way to work, I honor books. That said, I’m more tickled than scandalized at art projects like this one by UK artist Kyle Kirkpatrick: He takes old books and carves new landscapes into them. Out of yellowing pages he makes caves and wells simply by cutting away various layers.
Then, to complete the illusion, he inserted tiny figures to explore the nooks and crannies he’d created. It’s really mesmerizing to look at. And anyway, it was an old encyclopedia; that’s what you’ve got Wikipedia for. (Kidding!) Better that than a novel, anyway.