In my internet travelings, I came upon Guy Laramee, an "interdisciplinary artist" who happens to maim and mutilate tons of very large books. He specializes in the "erosion of culture." His "Great Wall" installment is based on a post-apocalyptic America that China eventually takes over, thereby discovering Ancient China, and securing their own undoing through knowledge.
I can see my house from here!
If only I had enough time on my hands to destroy books through such meticulous detail!