I got this great book in the mail called Paper: Tear, Fold, Rip, Crease, Cut, which showcases the use of paper in art, fashion and design. From the traditional art of origami and paper cutting through to contemporary experiments in conceptual paper installations and modular folding, this book celebrates one of the world’s oldest and most widely used materials in all its visual glory.

I can barely cut coupons, and couldn’t imagine having an ounce of the talent of these artists. It’s just spectacular. Spectacular enough to give it away to one of you!

Contest details and more photos after the jump.


Paper profiles over 50 artists and designers who work with the medium, from the vast sculpted installations of Mia Pearlman and the delicate paper incisions of Noriko Ambe, to the light-hearted illustrations of Robert Ryan and the forward-thinking furniture design of Tokujin Yoshioka. The book also charts the history of the material and its role as an art form, from the process of its manufacture in Ancient China to the most recent technological advances.

Following the medium as it is pushed to its extremes, Paper is an elegant and insightful look at the sumptuous world of paper today. A richly illustrated and beautifully designed book which will appeal to designers, art students and paper enthusiasts alike.



I’m going to give my copy away to a lucky reader!

Rules: Comment on this post. One comment per person. Contest runs from August 24, 2009 – August 28, 2009. We will choose a winner at random.

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