From Library Journal
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.