Experiencing books as photographs or art objects is almost as fun as reading them and much less time consuming, unless you're visiting the prodigious Abelardo Morell exhibit currently being staged at the High Museum of Art here in Atlanta through May 18.
"The Universe Next Door" displays more than 100 photographs of the Cuban-born Morell's work including his technique known as Camera Obscura, an optical effect where images from the outside (skylines, trees) are projected on the inside of a room, which is better explained on the artist's own website. I didn't allow myself enough time to see it all, especially since I spent the majority of time on the part of the exhibit dedicated to Morell's detailed photographs of paper, books and maps. I plan on returning.
For more about Book as Art as Books check out the link on the right. Thanks to the High Museum for providing the artwork.