Cutting Paper. Claudia Cohen, Barbara Hodgson.
Cutting Paper.
Cutting Paper.
Cutting Paper.
Cutting Paper.
Cutting Paper.
(Heavenly Monkey)

Cutting Paper.

Vancouver, BC: Heavenly Monkey Editions, 2013. Large quarto. (2), (9), (15), (4)ff. From an edition of thirty-six copies, this is one of six contributor's copies, signed by the authors, Claudia Cohen and Barbara Hodgson. Illustrated throughout with many examples of cut-paper art from around the world, both selected from the authors' personal collections and created especially for the book. Many of the titles and decorative elements are also cut from paper. The text is a series of brief essays describing the art of cutting paper throughout history and in a variety of cultures around the world, including Japanese monkiri, silhouettes, Islamic cut-paper calligraphy, Scherenschnitte from Germany, and much more. A portfolio section follows the text, providing examples of the cut-paper traditions and techniques described in the essays. A Mexican papel picado banner stretches across one page spread, and a cobweb valentine that lifts up to reveal a hidden image is included in the section on France. Bound in gray handmade paper-covered boards with the title and patterns cut out to reveal brightly-colored paste paper beneath, and with endpapers that feature cut-paper ornamentation. Housed in a box that also incorporates cut-paper designs, including a silhouette of crossed scissors. This copy lacks the laid-in folder containing a reproduction of a Libro Illeggibile by Bruno Munari from 1953. Fine. Prospectus laid in, which also incorporates cut-paper elements. Item #30455

Price: $7,500.00

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