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Paper Cutting Book

Contemporary Artists, Timeless Craft

Rob Ryan (Preface by), Natalie Avella (Introduction by), Laura Heyenga (Compiled by)


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There's a renaissance underway in the art form of cut paper, with an explosion of raw talent and an abundance of amazing work produced in the medium in recent years. This gorgeous volume features work from 26 contemporary international artists who are creating images of astonishing intricacy, using little more than paper and blade. Featuring a host of new discoveries and including art by such stars as Nikki McClure, Rob Ryan, and Thomas Allen, as well as a number of emerging practitioners, Paper Cutting is sure to engage art buffs and indie crafters alike. An in-depth introduction by paper art expert Natalie Avella illuminates the rich history of the centuries-old form, and a whimsical preface by beloved artist Rob Ryan rounds out this delightful collection.

Praise For Paper Cutting Book: Contemporary Artists, Timeless Craft

"This jaw-dropping book is a feast for the eyes that will appeal to a wide spectrum of readers, from professional paper cutters to casual observers of the art." - School Library Journal

Chronicle Books, 9780811874526, 176pp.

Publication Date: May 11, 2011

About the Author

Rob Ryan is a visual artist specializing in paper cutting. He lives in London.

Natalie Avella is an art and design writer and author of numerous books who lives in London.

Laura Heyenga is an editor at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She lives in Berkeley, California.