Books and other inanimate, abstract objects have always been a popular motivation for contemporary visual arts. The link above shows us a wonderful piece of sculptural installation by Spain-based artist Alicia Martin. Here she has actually used books to create a seeming fountain of books that is draining from a building . The grand size of the entire trait is breathtaking, and each of the 3 setups has around 5000 books streaming out , one book on top of the other. The pages of the books have actually been left complimentary to flutter in the wind, which adds life to the inanimate objects used in the work.