What to do with 4,000 books!

If you had 4,000 old books, what would you do with them?
 

Obvious answer? Put up a library. Sure, but there's the rub ...

Find out more after the jump, it's quite unusual, if not a bit strange.

What would you say to a living, outdoor library? This is what its makers had to say:
By introducing the book as a material in the garden, Jardin de la Connaissance offers an evocative cultural frame to examine transformational processes inherent in nature. Invoking the mythic relation between knowledge and nature, integral to the concept of ‘paradise’, we invite the emotional involvement of the visitor by exposing these fragile and supposedly timeless cultural artefacts to the processes of decomposition.


Hmmm... I don't know. I personally think it looks like bonfire material to me.

{Via, Original post here.}

4 comments:

  1. Wait, so, let 4000 books rot to... show that they rot? What? I can't see this as anything but a phenomenal waste...

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  2. @lesbrary - you summed up that whole paragraph in one sentence!

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  3. "By introducing the book as a material in the garden, Jardin de la Connaissance offers an evocative cultural frame to examine transformational processes inherent in nature."

    I didn't get this, but if these books will just be bonfire materials then that will only contribute to one of environmental issues we are facing now, Air pollution.

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  4. hi josh - you're right. it may be better to recycle them!

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