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"The Art of Japanese Paper" -Buisson - OP

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"The Art of Japanese Paper" -Buisson - OP
"THE ART OF JAPANESE PAPER: Masks, Lanterns, Kites, Dolls, Origami" by Dominique BUISSON. A SUPERB REFERENCE ON THE ART OF USING PAPER FOR ART WORKS [Paris 1992] , Terrail. Red boards, near mint with fine dust jacket, large size ca. 25 x 31 cm., 223p., glossary, profusely illustrated with about 400 color photographs, English text. FIRST EDITION This excellent reference traces the origins and use of paper as a central medium for activities in Japanese life, as well as a resource for daily products. Essays on paper culture, a short history of paper, the making of Washi [handmade Japanese paper], paper gods and the Gods of paper; paper as a ceremonial art, paper games, paper in art. This work shows Japanese uniqueness & creativity in design and application of a common and plain item such as paper to create a genre of common and useful items, as well as spectacular art forms and designs.

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