At ForeverGeek, we love to see what book-lovers do with books. We’ve seen books carved into landscapes. We’ve seen a book library that rolls. We’ve even seen classic comic book covers turned into stained glass.
Check this one out: a Colombian artist stacked a ton of books to create this incredible self-supporting dome.
Miler Lagos’ book dome (or is it a book igloo?) was part of an art installation called “Home” he built last year at MagnanMetz Gallery in New York City. Lagos says he made “Home” as a reflection on a stay in Manhattan he once experienced during a residency at New York’s prestigious Location One.
The dome was nine feet in diameter, and was constructed from old books that came from a US Navy base’s defunct library. The books he chose include foreign language dictionaries, medical reference books, geographic studies, and psychology volumes. The result is a white igloo on the outside from the paper pages, and a rainbow of book spines on the inside. It’s meant to dramatically symbolize the very real igloos where Eskimos pass down their knowledge and wisdom from one generation to the next.
Find out more about Lagos’ work at his website.