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Paper Cutting: Contemporary Artists, Timeless Craft

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  206 ratings  ·  25 reviews
There's a renaissance underway in the art form of cut paper, with an explosion of raw talent and an abundance of amazing work produced in the medium in recent years. This gorgeous volume features work from 26 contemporary international artists who are creating images of astonishing intricacy, using little more than paper and blade. Featuring a host of new discoveries and i ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published May 11th 2011 by Chronicle Books (first published April 27th 2011)
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Nov 10, 2014 rated it liked it
Beautiful from cover to cover, explanations, history, itself is art...
Apr 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Highlights (research further):

• Peter Callesen:
almost exclusively white paper - objects, cuttings , installations, performances

• Su Blackwell:
altering books, alternation of fairy tales (2003) eg: Alice Mad Tea Party (2007), intricate diorama that is carved straight from the book and lifted up including texts (not a pop-up). Some of book-sculpture includes tiny lights inside the house like a tiny diorama.
"I often work within the realm of fairy-tales and folk-lore.
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Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great little paper cutting guide.
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Remarkable beyond belief. This book is a wonderful survey of the art of paper cutting with many astonishing photographs of the work of top artists.
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: art
There are paper cutting traditions in both China and Japan that go back centuries. This work gives a very brief overview of the history in the introductory essay by Natalie Avella, then presents a compilation of work by 26 contemporary paper cutting artists from around the world.

Several Japanese artists are included. Kako Ueda (b.1966) makes fluid, complex designs with a sinister edge - a spider or a skull might be hidden in the tracery. In a similar vein, Hina Aoyama (b.1970) creates very intri
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Jan 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arts, crafts
TCL Call #: 745.54 Paper
Cindy's Rating: 5 stars

Think paper art is limited to Origami, or silhouettes? This book will make you think again. I was blown away by the creativity of these contemporary paper artists. The unbelievable imagination and craft exhibited in this book is breathtaking...and all made with nothing more than paper and a blade.
These artists push the boundaries of paper art, and anyone with a creative side (or not) will be inspired by these pages.
If you are like me, and feel a lit
Feb 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Between the spine and the pages of paper that make up this book are enclosed some of the most beautiful and striking works of art I've ever seen, in any medium. I'd love it if Chronicle Books came out with an entire series with a book dedicated to each of these artists.
Jan 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I love this book! The beauty contained within its covers, as well as the variety of styles and techniques, is awe-inspiring. A must-read for anyone who appreciates creativity, art, and wondrous ideas.
Jul 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I found this book after stumbling on the art of Su Blackwell in a magazine. I am just awestruck by this collection of rolled, cut, and torn paper, tiny and massive, intricate and inventive, whimsical and architectural. Thanks to this book I have 25 other artists to seek out and drool over.
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Shelves: art, virtue
Thomas Allen
Oct 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
One of the more amazing books I have seen in awhile...everyone I showed it to just gasped as well. The artistry is breathtaking; the intricacy of the work is astounding.
Nov 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Mar 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
lovely beautiful work. For some reason, though I thought this would contain some how-to material. It doesn't.
Dec 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: art
WOW!!! Great introduction to the latest and greatest paper artists! Beautiful photography...eye-opening ideas in paper crafting.
Sep 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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May 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: art
fannnntastic stuff!
Michael J Rudling
Thought it was a how to book.

Misleading. But the artists and their works were amazing but I thought the words used like emotions were a bit over the top. Worth a look at.
Jul 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Exquisite work by some very talented modern day artists. For anyone interested in the art of paper.
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Mar 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art
Beautiful and inspiring creations!
Jul 28, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not a pattern book.

No patterns. Just artists work and bios. Not what I was looking for at all and not what was represented in the description for product. Very disappointed.
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