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The Book of Fine Paper: A Worldwide Guide to Contemporary Papers for Art, Design & Decoration Hardcover – October, 1998

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Virtually any question about the use, selection, care, production, or availability of handmade or fine machine-made paper has an answer somewhere in this compendium of paper lore. Designed as a resource for artists, paper makers, or anyone concerned with archival paper use, this work presents brief descriptions of the varied paper making of Europe, the Americas, and Asia along with an extensive country-by-country listing of paper producers and the particulars of all the types of paper that each mill offers. Along the way, we learn hundreds of paper-making terms (more than 150 in Japanese alone) and gain an appreciation of the history of paper making and fiber preparation. Technical discussions of the specific paper characteristics affecting usage for purposes as diverse as watercolor and computer printing are clear and to the point. The only disappointment is that the 18 paper samples included in a fold inside the cover?sure to disappear from libraries?are too few after our appetites have been whetted. Essential for every library with artists as patrons and also of interest to preservation departments.?David McClelland, Philadelphia
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Silvie Turner has been involved with specialist papers for twenty-five years and is the author of numerous books and articles on the subject, including Which Paper?, the forerunner of this much larger and more comprehensive volume.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson (October 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500018715
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500018712
  • Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 8.6 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #116,831 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By on February 14, 1999
Format: Hardcover
help me to find good paper for alternative photographic process. All paper are in this book. Areally good book for people looking for new paper or want to know more about paper. sorry for my poor english I'm french.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jennykching on March 30, 2012
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This is a beautiful book and a must have for paper addicts. It's truly one of a kind. Few people possess the knowledge of Sylvie Turner, so if you really need to know if a paper is likely to be suitable for a particular art technique, this book will point you in the right direction. This makes it especially valuable in these days of widespread ignorance and misinformation about art materials. Unfortunately the prevailing attitude in both art stores and art schools is one of disrespect for fine materials and contempt for artists who care about good materials. The net result is a belief that, material-wise, "anything will do". But it really won't. I would recommend this book to any discriminating artist or serious paper lover.
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5 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 13, 1999
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the book incorporates an analytical and in situ approach to the material, the making, the techniques and the history of this most fundamental "tissue" and withour digressing to nostalgia and romance or high technique, thour there is not much there a priori, establishes an informes and amiable approach including excellent references and sampling. It is an original work
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