sculptural books

As part of the 2006 FIFA World Cup football event in Germany, a set of six huge steel book sculptures were displayed in central Berlin. Designed by Scholz & Friends, the 12.2 meter high exhibition was called Modern Book Printing.

 

“The 17 books were stacked on their sides and bore the names of German poets and writers on their spines; Goethe formed the base as the lowermost book. The sculpture was erected in remembrance of Johannes Gutenberg who invented the modern letterpress in Mainz around 1450.”

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