Artist Martin Konrad's series of bound and otherwise afflicted books reifies the concept of intellectual contraband. He has recreated actual banned books and presents them as full-on incendiary items in all their overt--if not absurd--armor. His statement elaborates:
based on concepts 'dirty' and 'book'. series of books as reminder of ongoing censorship and restrictions on intellectual freedom.
cover with information on censorship of specific book. first amendment of bill of rights to US constitution as background. physical references to past and ongoing book treatments: burning, tearing apart, locking away, danger of reading, hiding.
More amazing book art--think "unfurling" memoirs--by Georgia Russell here.