Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Book Condition: New
0810828561 New York, 1994. 8vo, 267 pp. A very scarce title on paper cutting. A new stock copy, unread. Bookseller Inventory # 11463
Synopsis: The art and craft of cutting paper into artistic, symbolic, and useful items is an international phenomenon with a history as old as paper itself. Papercutting has been done by school children and Chinese peasants, by skilled artists and accomplished amateurs. The resulting work can be as simple and direct as a portrait silhouette, or incredibly intricate and laden with religious symbolism. Papercuts can be found in many cultures around the world and are being made today with an eye towards both past techniques and current innovations.
Kreisel presents an illustrated and annotated bibliography of books and articles on papercutting in many of its variations and natural origins, with a catalog of selected collections of papercuts that can be found in museums, historical societies, and libraries in the U.S.
About the Author: Martha Kreisel (M.A., library science, University of Chicago; M.A., humanities, SUNY Buffalo) is Assistant Professor in the Reference Department, Hofstra University. Previously she was the Telephone Reference Librarian for the Nassau Library System, and the Bibliographic/Reference Librarian for the Westchester Library System. Her previous publications include (as Martha Moss) Photography Books Index: A Subject Guide to Photo Anthologies (Scarecrow, 1980, 1985).
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