The works of the artist Brian Dettmer leave no one indifferent, causing a range of emotions: from admiration "how beautiful!" To the indignation "you can not treat books like that!". The attitude of mankind to books in timethe existence of the printed matter evolved from "secret knowledge" and luxury to the widespread replacement of electronic editions and even indifference. But the constant remains the fact that real creative personalities need to go beyond the scope of standard creativity. Creative artist Brian Dettmer develops a newkind of book art (original .- book carving). The idea is to turn a book into a sculpture by cutting from it superfluous parts, according to the artist. Brian is one of the brightest and most famous representatives of this new genre of contemporary art. Perhaps, when the cutting out of books becomes a part of classical art, he will be called the founder, and his methods and works - textbook. In the work of Brian nothing but a knife, tweezers and surgical instruments, does not use. Surprising is his imagination, unlimited spatial imagination and the ability to see in a closed book a masterpiece capable of surprising even the most sophisticated aesthetes.