Impact of a Book, Jorge Mendez Blake, Large, 2016


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14 Feb 2018 10:31 - +1147
If it wasn’t dry stacked then you’d be able to fix the difference by adjusting the mortar as you went. Too bad it wasn’t a copy of masonry for dummies
14 Feb 2018 12:20 - +245
Just another book in the wall
14 Feb 2018 11:41 - +123
Like, I get it and all. It’s clever and it makes a really strong point. But really, any somewhat sturdy object could replace the book and you’d see the same effect. Impact of an old shoe.
14 Feb 2018 12:39 - +116
Why is the close up different? Different bricks and floor....
14 Feb 2018 12:41 - +75
Y’all too cynical. I liked it and got the point
14 Feb 2018 10:16 - +38
Should have used a collection of Robert Frost’s poetry that includes “Mending Wall.”
14 Feb 2018 12:45 - +22
This might be an unpopular opinion but I find it pretentious and lazy in concept.
14 Feb 2018 12:13 - +21
Books only make the wall taller. Noted
14 Feb 2018 12:44 - +16
Everyone's being too critical. But think of the impact a book like, Common Sense by Thomas Payne has had on the world. It's insane.
14 Feb 2018 12:56 - +15
Heads up: OP is a Nazi, look at his profile.
14 Feb 2018 10:32 - +10
That's fantastic! Simple and clever.
14 Feb 2018 12:46 - +7
Obviously the people commenting about the impracticality of a dry brick wall are focusing on the wrong aspect of this, since it’s an art subreddit lol. This is a cool message, and the way it’s executed conveys the meaning in a way where most people should be able to figure it out. Except for internet strangers, but that’s ok.
14 Feb 2018 12:44 - +5
nice subversivepost my dude
14 Feb 2018 11:44 - +3
What’s the deeper meaning
14 Feb 2018 12:54 - +3
Looks pretty insignificant
14 Feb 2018 12:54 - +2
Pssh. That’s nothing compared to the impact an SUV would make. Get that bush league shit outta here.
14 Feb 2018 12:48 - +2
But did mexico pay for it?
14 Feb 2018 13:28 - +1
OP is trying to promote his book and photoshopped this artwork. [original](http://www.visualnews.com/2016/03/08/single-book-changes-entire-wall-powerful-installation/)
14 Feb 2018 13:23 - +1
The wall still works fine though so the impact isn’t very much
14 Feb 2018 13:14 - +1
Note to self, don't build walls on books
14 Feb 2018 13:11 - +1
Yes, look at how clever you all are.
14 Feb 2018 13:08 - +1
And the moral of this story... https://i.imgur.com/4Prz2el.png
14 Feb 2018 13:27 - +1
Well, certainly better than shitting in a pickle jar and calling it art
14 Feb 2018 13:14 - +1
A book makes things weaker and less able to achieve their purpose.
14 Feb 2018 13:12 - +1
I've heard people have been reading culture of critique
14 Feb 2018 13:05 - +1
Phenomenal piece. Easily my new favorite conceptual piece. Also my first favorite conceptual piece.
14 Feb 2018 13:14 - +1
I think it would've got the point across with half the amount of bricks width wise.
14 Feb 2018 13:16 - +1
All the comments critiquing the work is justifying this piece. That in itself is a beautiful reflection on human nature.
14 Feb 2018 13:20 - +1
I could have done that + Yeah but you didn’t = Modern Art
14 Feb 2018 13:09 - +1
Just so everyone knows, this isn't the original piece. It's photoshopped. [The original](http://www.visualnews.com/2016/03/08/single-book-changes-entire-wall-powerful-installation/) had a copy of El Castilo by Franz Kafka. Not Culture of Critique. This photoshop was made by some "edgy" alt-righters.
14 Feb 2018 13:24 - +1
is this art. did somebody get money. to do this? lol.
14 Feb 2018 12:57 - +1
Why did they need such a big wall? I feel like they could have made the same point with a smaller wall.
14 Feb 2018 13:28 - +1
Would a hot steamy turd have the same effect?
14 Feb 2018 12:59 - +1
Good that I'm not a brick wall.... Or am I!!?
14 Feb 2018 12:52 - +1
That is incredibly profound.
14 Feb 2018 12:50 - +1
And this is why I don’t read!
14 Feb 2018 13:01 - +1
The bricks in the bottom right picture are different than the ones in the other two pictures....
14 Feb 2018 13:15 - +1
No disrespect but this is kinda dumb and shallow as an art piece it’s just kinda like “a book can have a significant impact on a strong foundation” but it feels obvious and cheap if that makes sense
14 Feb 2018 13:13 - +1
You really like talking about this book OP https://www.reddit.com/user/ChadRight/submitted/
14 Feb 2018 13:09 - +1
So this sub gonna turn into /r/comics? Gonna upvote any kind of garbage so long as it claims to be art? The book in question, is about white people being victims in modern society, and how Jews are taking over, and OP seems to love it. Why am I not surprised that a sub dedicated to art would be full of shallow people?
14 Feb 2018 12:51 - +0
I do wonder if everyone who's commented and upvoted even know who Kevin Macdonald is. I really hope not, else we're just upvoting straight up antisemitism now. edit: holy shit OP's user history.
14 Feb 2018 12:44 - +-1
how is this art? its a brick wall with a book under it...
14 Feb 2018 12:12 - +-3
yeah.. in construction.. its pretty obvious the ground needs to be level to build something.. i guess.. the new generations dont understand that and need pictures like this to show them
14 Feb 2018 12:19 - +-9
Omfg I never want to see this picture again. Have seen it multiple times a day for WEEKS. ENOUGH.

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