When Books Embody Books

Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift - Image Copyright Terry Border

We recently had the great pleasure of discovering the art of Terry Border, a ‘Humorist, Photographer and Earthling’ from Indiana in the US.

Among Border’s recent work is a highly inventive series of artworks, around the concept of books embodying books.

The images give a simple yet creative and revealing insight into the book conveyed. You can enjoy some of the collection below:


1984 by George Orwell

1984 by George Orwell - Image Copyright Terry Border


Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift - Image Copyright Terry Border


Stan Lee presents: The Fantastic Four

Stan Lee presents: The Fantastic Four - Image Copyright Terry Border


The Odyssey by Homer

The Odyssey by Homer - Image Copyright Terry Border


On Dreams by Sigmund Freud

On Dreams by Sigmund Freud - Image Copyright Terry Border


The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare - Image Copyright Terry Border


Dracula by Bram Stoker

Dracula by Bram Stoker - Image Copyright Terry Border


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One reply on “When Books Embody Books

  • Ernest

    I love these so much! They’re such a clever idea, the way each book is interpreted is fantastic. My favourite is Homer’s The Odyssey with Freud a close second.
    Amazing how some wire and a few little props are so effective, brilliantly done!

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