The Book of Fine Paper: A Worldwide Guide to Contemporary Papers for Art, Design & Decoration
This authoritative guide showcases the finest papers in the world today. In clear and engaging language, Silvie Turner conveys the excitement of ... Show synopsis This authoritative guide showcases the finest papers in the world today. In clear and engaging language, Silvie Turner conveys the excitement of discovering sheets one never knew existed. Her book is an international compendium for artists, designers, and crafts people who want to know about fine papers -- where and how they are made, their character, what they can be used for, and where to find them. The essence of each paper is discussed in detail, concentrating on handmades but also covering moldmades and fine machinemades. The author explains their manufacture, then provides descriptions and, in most cases, full specifications for each named paper. She advises on practicalities -- how to store, fold, cut, tear, paste, preserve, and repair paper -- and considers their uses, looking at dedicated sheets (for watercolor, drawing, etching, bookmaking, computer output) as well as decorative stock. The color plates display the rich diversity of papers -- from shades of white and neutral to the intense hues of dyed stock, from fine-grained sheets through delicate papers with flowers and grasses to wild and rough Costa Rican handmades. Illustrations in the text show ingredients that go into paper and methods used in countries throughout the world. Best of all, first-hand experience of modern fine papers is provided by a selection of samples, mounted so that their weight and texture can be felt. The book includes an explanation of sizes and weights, a glossary, and full indexes. A special feature is the comprehensive list of makers, sellers, and sources of information about paper. Silvie Turner has been involved with specialist papers for twenty-five years and is the author ofnumerous books and articles on the subject, including Which Paper?, the forerunner of this much larger and more comprehensive volume.