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    "Butterfly 2 ● 2006" Fine art photographer Cara Barer transforms old books into complex works of art, breathing new life and purpose into objects that would ordinarily collect dust or be discarded.
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    "Cendrillion ● 2009" Her inspiration was drawn from a random encounter with a phone book on a Houston street. She transforms the outdated publications into abstract sculptures of bends and folds and photographs them.
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    "Journey to Aragoz ● 2009" Shopping for half-price books became a regular routine for Barer, along with collecting old books from friends.
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    "Snow ● 2007" When going through books from her own collection, she considers the "value" of each publication. She didn't spend more than a few seconds deciding the fate of her copy of "Windows 95," while the "New Century Dictionary of the English Language" was a treasure of fascinating illustrations that saved it from transformation.
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    "Bluefish ● 2011" As Barer notes, "No important books have been injured during the making of any of these photographs."
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    "Manhattan ● 2009"
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    "Kaleidoscope ● 2007"
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    "Leo ● 2007"
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    "Rapunzel ● 2009"
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    "Indigo ● 2007"
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    "Carousel ● 2007"
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    "Corset (Rorschach) ● 2007"
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    "La Bruja ● 2008"
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    "Pathfinder ● 2010"
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    "Maze ● 2007"
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