Reductive Readings:Bookworks

November 30, 2004 - November 30, 2005
Central Library, 2nd floor Balcony Cases

Doug Beube physically deconstructs books and sculpts them into seemingly impossible shapes. The artist's fantastical vision reshapes books into forms that mirror their implied content, evoking the playful construct of language.

Doug Beube is a mixed-media visual artist who works in collage, bookworks, installation and photography.

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Doug Beube
Bookends 2004
altered books, wood 9 x 28 x 4 in.

Doug Beube
Bound 1985
altered book, wood box 10 x 8 x 4 in.

Doug Beube
Brooklyn Boroughs 2002
altered phone book, wood base 9 x 9 x 8 in.

Doug Beube
Calligraphy 2001
altered page 8 x 5 in.

Doug Beube
Children's Short Stories 1991
altered book 8 1/4 x 11 x 5 in.

Doug Beube
City 2002-1991
altered books 18 x 36 x 15 in.

Doug Beube
Elements of Babble 1992
ceramic, glass, paper, wood 10 1/2 x 14 x 14 in.

Doug Beube
Implements of Racism and Zionism 2002
altered books 11.5 x 8.5 in.

Doug Beube
Interlocutor 2004
altered books, zipper 10 x 24 in.

Doug Beube
Introverted/Extroverted 2002
altered book 9 x 3x 4 in.

Doug Beube
Invisible Cities1991
altered book, metal springs, cloth 11 1/5 x 12 1/2 x 2 1/5 in.
Doug Beube
Mezuzah 2002
altered book 8 x 3 x 1 ¾ in.

Doug Beube
Palimpsest; Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA 1996
altered page 9 x 6 in.

Doug Beube
Patterns of Abuse 1996
altered book, collage, paper 9 x 6 x 1 in.

Doug Beube
Pocket Book 1992
altered books, leather, brass zipper 8 5/8 x 13 x 9 in.

Doug Beube
Proud Destiny 2002
altered book, wood support 8.5 x 10.75 x 3 in.

Doug Beube
Reunification; The Grand Design 1996
altered book 12 x 8 x 4 in.

Doug Beube
Revelation 2002
altered bible 8 x 12 x 3 in.

Doug Beube
Ruffled Collar 2004
altered book 8 x 11 x 11 in.

Doug Beube
Screen 2002
altered book 12 x 29 in.

Doug Beube
Spanish to English Speakers 2002
altered book 9 1/2 x 7 x 2 ½ in.

Doug Beube
The Arena: White Over Black or The Secret Wars of the CIA 2002
altered book, collage 9.5 x 6.5 x 2.25 in.

Doug Beube
Twisted Meanings 2003
altered book 15 x 14 x 6 in.