Miniature books go on display in Edinburgh

Miniature books (Pics: John Easton) There are 90 miniature books in the collection on show at Edinburgh University

A display of miniature books created by contemporary artists from around the world has gone on display in Edinburgh.

The collection of 90 books, none bigger than the size of a playing card, has been produced by graphic designers, sculptors and printmakers from 14 countries.

The exhibit has gone on display at Edinburgh University's main library in the city's George Square.

The books feature poems, humorous texts and intricate drawings.

Some have been created using unconventional materials and innovative bookmaking techniques.

The exhibition, Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books, has been curated by Myers School of Art at the University of Akron in Ohio.

Del Rey Loven, director of the art school, said: "Opening the pages of a miniature artist's book, we venture into a foreign world.

"Small objects like this are captivating, they transport us beyond the confines of our everyday experience and we are utterly consumed."

The 90 tiny books have already been shown in Spain, China, Argentina and Finland and will be on display in Edinburgh until 20 July.

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