When is a book a book VI: or a wall or a bench or a floor

dezeen_Jardin-de-la-Connaissance-by-Rodney-LaTourelle-and-100-Landschaftsarchitektur-–-update2_784Rodney LaTourelle, artist, and Thilo Folkerts, landscape architect, created Le Jardin de la Connaisance (Garden of Knowledge) in 2010 in Quebec, an environmental piece created in the outdoors of 40,000 books forming walls and benches and floors. The idea was to construct an installation that would represent culture decomposing back into nature. The artists have introduced a variety of mushrooms and moss to expedite the rotting process.

Two years later, nature has made substantial inroads. These artists have taken the concept of deconstruction further than even Jacques Derrida could have ever imagined. dezeen_Jardin-de-la-Connaissance-by-Rodney-LaTourelle-and-100-Landschaftsarchitektur-–-update_1

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2 Responses to When is a book a book VI: or a wall or a bench or a floor

  1. Jerome Bloom says:

    I
    LOVE
    THIS
    WHAT A WONDERFUL
    FASINATING
    WAY FOR US TO
    CLEAN
    OUR
    HOME
    STUDIO
    NEST

  2. leamuse says:

    To destroy a book is SACRILEGE even for art!

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