Chinese multimedia artist Ji Zhou has created the ‘Civilized Landscape’ series, a take on the idea of 3d Maps Sculpted from stacks of books and paper.By taking actual maps, Ji Zhou folds and molds them into actual landscape for a better perception and understanding of the natural environment, a delicate form of art and an incredible attention to details and focus.

“Ji Zhou’s quiet observation of contemporary society is reflected in his object-based works, often rendered in photography or sculpture. […] Through this illustration of the world, Ji Zhou probes the use of human culture to understand and build the world that surrounds us.”

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By stacking piles of books, the artist reproduces 3 dimensional city maps in order to obtain a better perception of the urban scale of the built tissue.

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Photo courtesy to © Courtesy of Klein Sun Gallery

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