I have a solo art show next month in Louisiana, as a part of it, I'm taking a couple of my Moleskine apart. It's one of those things that I always said I'm going to do if the opportunity arise, but never actually did.
There's something really, well, odd, about taking apart a book. Both technically (those Moleskines are so well made, it's really frightening to deal with all the thread and glue, but also emotionally, it's almost like the art is protected as long as it's in the book, and becomes all exposed once it's out.
Well, the operation was a success, no art was harmed in the process...
I'm going to have to do the same to a big A$ book in a day or two (scary thought).