30.000 books = 80 foot tower

September 17th, 2011 - 

Babel Tower composed by 30.000 books that were not distroyed in the process of building. I think it would be a nice idea to use this idea also in decorating, at least for a period, the Eiffel Tower. I remember I took those 700 stairs until the second level of the Tower and I thought of having a break and reading something on a bench. Marta Minujín is the

artist that put this idea into practice to celebrate the 2011 Buenos Aires World Book Capital. The books were given as a donation by more than 50 embassies and libraries – books written in all kind of languages. The layering of the book
took more than 10 days but as you can see, the effect is just great. Interesting idea in recycling books by giving them a new role!

3 Responses to “30.000 books = 80 foot tower”

  1. Sandy says:

    The way people learn and enjoy and retain knowledge is with a tactile object. So many people are visual that when they remember a favorite story or a favorite moment, they can actually picture that page, that picture, the feel of the paper, the font— it's a piece of art. Books are a piece of art and they're never going away. They're always going to be amazing gifts and amazing friends. They are so great to share and reuse. http://youtu.be/cY3qY3kCwZo

  2. Anonymous says:

    thank you for your input!

  3. Erica says:

    I bought the enirte collection of books for my kids, and also for my nephews who live in California. The kids’ ages range from 4-10 yrs. old, and all of them enjoy the books. My kids find the books to be funny and fun to read. My husband and I appreciate the creative way that the books reinforce the Armenian language and culture to our kids. Great initiative by the author to capture in story-form what we as Armenian parents have experienced during our youth. As more and more generations of American-Armenians grow farther away from our foreign-born parents’ customs and rituals, these books allow us to bring the concepts back and share the funny anecdotes with our children so that they can continue to exist in their repetoire of the Armenian culture.

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