Book surgery

Friday February 24, 2012 Written by nadia

We weren't sure whether to file these incredible paper sculptures under arts or science. 

Brian Dettmer creates with surgical precision. By dissecting out-of-date medical text books and encyclopaedias with tweezers, knives and the odd surgical tool he makes cross-section sculptures that look straight out of science class.

His meticulous and wondrous works have been exhibited at the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago and New York's Museum of Arts and Design.