Temperature / book art object / book art / home decor / art gift / literary gift


a vintage book with a new, original painting on the cover

art object / book sculpture

a vintage book – in this case, called "Methuen's Monographs on Physical Subjects: Temperature" (an old physics text) – with original artwork on the front cover

hardcover; 4 x 6.75 inches

the pages have been varnished shut; you cannot open this book; it is now an art object, meant to sit on a coffee table or mantle or bookshelf

it is also meant to be handled – the artwork is sealed and protected by acrylic varnish

The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire.
~ Hermann Hesse

this is a found/rescued book (in this case, from a sidewalk).

packaged in a clear sleeve for gift giving, with an explanatory card sticker on the back

a unique gift for a book or art lover.

Everything from my store comes with an extra art surprise.

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