A hip-looking couple in paper suits, bold blocks of yellow and white, and a flat sky-blue background on the cover of On Paper make it seem more like a contemporary art catalogthan a book made to accompany an exhibition at the Crafts Council in London. From designer Tetsuji Kawamura's minimalist lamps, made from cut and constructed white paper sheets, to artist Andrea Stanley's molded and formed newspaper vessels, the book presents a wide array of objects, including sculptures, clothing, jewelry, wall hangings, baskets, and books. For experienced artists interested in incorporating paper into their work, this is a rich source of themes, concepts, and methods; for beginners in the medium, a glossary and list of resources by country make this book a great place to start; but those expecting an avant-garde showcase of gallery art may have to look elsewhere. --Juliette Cezzar
About the Author:
Jane Thomas is Exhibitions Officer at the Crafts Council, London. Paul Jackson is an origami artist residing in Israel. His work is based on organic form and the mathematics of nature.
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