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Magnificent Tower of Books

Bibliophiles, check out this fine tower of books! Unfortunately, it's only a concept at the moment by visual artist Anca Benera. The artist, who is based in Bucharest, Romania, was inspired to conceptualize this creation after hearing the story of Stalin's statue in Bucharest whose base was supposed to be home to a Marxist-Lenninist library, but which never came to fruition. Benera published a book titled Matter & History featuring this fictional monument on the cover. The book showcases several monuments throughout history that have come and gone and also includes the history of how monuments are built. As an added bonus, there is a CD that guides the listener on a fictional tour of 13 monuments around Bucharest, some of which are no longer around.

Anca Benera's website
via [this isn't happiness]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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