The Book of Fine Paper: A Worldwide Guide to Contemporary Papers for Art, Design & Decoration
This guide showcases the finest papers in the world today. Silvie Turner focuses on the nature of the sheets themselves - before they are printed on, ... Show synopsis This guide showcases the finest papers in the world today. Silvie Turner focuses on the nature of the sheets themselves - before they are printed on, painted or drawn over, torn or collaged - and explains where and how they are made, their character, what they can be used for, and where to find them. The color plates display the rich diversity of papers - from shades of white and natural to intense hues, from fine-grained tissues to wild and rough textures. Methods of making paper in countries throughout the world are illustrated, and listings of papers are accompanied by an extensive range of watermarks. Best of all, firsthand experience of modern fine papers is provided by a selection of samples, mounted so that their character, weight and textures can be felt. A definitive work of reference, The Book of Fine Paper will be an inspiration to artists, designers and craftspeople everywhere.