Works in Paper
Skira Rizzoli, Hardcover, 9780847840014, 176pp.
Publication Date: February 12, 2013
Julie Lasky is a design writer and editor based in New York.
“Irving Harper…does incredible things with paper—abstract and realistic, monochromatic and colorful, fanciful and farcical—has been collected in the stunningly designed Irving Harper...” ~New York Times Book Review
“…a sprawling love letter to an under-appreciated design master, a man who not only birthed some of the last century’s most inspiring work, but also made time to craft jaw-dropping works of art from common materials…filled with beautiful photography of Harper’s art and his home, this book paints a lovely portrait of a quiet but wildly creative man and his work.” ~Design Sponge
“Works In Paper surveys Harpers’ unparalleled creativity in the form of nearly 300 paper sculptures produced as a pastime over a forty-year period. Rarely seen, these works have been carefully restored, documented, and assembled for the first time. His ingenious craftsmanship elevated humble materials like construction paper and toothpicks…” ~media.designerpages.com
“When he wasn’t designing some of the most iconic mid-century pieces of the day, Harper was creating beautiful paper sculptures. The stunning pieces he produced are the focus in Irving Harper Works in Paper.”~ Design Observer
"...not only presents an array of these amazing pieces, but also provides an enlightening survey of his diverse career" ~Elle Decor
"The designer’s whimsical side is abundantly evident in his private works—a collection of almost 300 charming paper objects collected here for the first time.." ~Art Centron Newspaper
"The first look at his charming and deft paper sculptures that draw on everything from Picasso to animal skulls, 300 examples of which are included." ~Art & Auction
"...A 40-plus-year archive of paper sculptures by Irving Harper" ~Surface