No, not lyrical beauty- or the metaphorical beauty of ideas- we cover that crap all the time. What we're talking about today is the beauty of books as physical objects, especially when in the hands of a talented artist.
Regular lurker and occasional commenter READTHE100 pointed us to the work of Guy Laramee, who carves incredible landscapes out of old books. Here's a sampling of his recent oeuvre:
Go here for more. It kind of reminded us of the anonymous book sculptures that began popping up in Scottish libraries last year:
Fascinating stuff. You certainly can't do that with a Kindle...