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House's negative space showcased in flip book

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This is one of our favourite examples of negative space

We're keen admirers of the art of negative space. Put simply, negative space is the space that surrounds an object in a image. Just as important as that object itself, it helps to define the boundaries of positive space and brings balance to a composition.

Here, Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson has taken negative space to a 3D level and quickly impressed us with this incredible 908-page book entitled 'Your House'. Showcasing the negative space formed by his home, every structural detail of the house from the roof, windows, and even a basement crawlspace are laser-cut into thick paper.

The book itself was designed by Michael Heimann and Claudia Baulesch, piecing together Eliasson's incredible attention to detail.

negative space house

negative space house

negative space house

negative space house

negative space house

negative space house

[via This is Colossal]

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