A Repurposed Dead Book Collection

In 2004 a former warehouse on the shores of the Bosporus was reborn as the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art.  Its mission is to promote Turkish creativity in the modern art world.  The collection is interesting, but what really grabbed my book-loving, former librarian soul was the use they made of old books.  Hundreds of them were suspended from a thirty foot ceiling to create a visual and sound break in what otherwise would have been a cavernous area.  It is an absolutely stunning. 

I asked the guard for permission to photograph it and was cheerfully and emphatically told it was not allowed.  However, some other intrepid stealth photographer, called tresspasskid posted this image on the internet.