Artist Creates Tower of Babel Made From 30,000 Books (Video)

OMG — By on 2011/05/10 5:02 AM

Famous Argentine artist Marta Minujin has presented a 28-meter-high spiraling Tower of Babel in Plaza San Martín, a famous square in the city centre of Buenos Aires.

The structure was made of a pile of 30,000 books in different languages, with sixteen thousand of them donated by over fifty embassies located on the countries’ capital.

This modern version of the Tower of Babel was designed in celebration of Buenos Aires’ designation as World Book Capital 2011 by UNESCO.

The bottom level features a collection of books from around the world, the first and second levels are for American books, the third and fourth are reserved for Europe, the fifth for Africa and the sixth for Asia.

Minujin explained idea was “to unify all races throughout the book and remember the mythical Tower of Babel”.

Via: Oddity Central/M24 Digital and Buenos Aires Herald



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