HANDMADE PAPER TODAY: A worldwide survey of mills, papers, techniques and uses.

By: Turner, Silvie; and Skiold, Birgit.

Price: $150.00

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Book Condition: Very good


AMERICAN ARTIST SUSAN HOCKADAY'S COPY, SIGNED BY HER WITH SEVERAL SAMPLES OF VERY FINE JAPANESE GOSSAMER PAPER LAID IN - Quarto, 11 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide. Green cloth titled in silver on the spine and in blind on the front cover, in a printed green dust wrapper. The dust jacket's spine is faded. 280 pages, with profuse photographic illustrations. Fine in a very good dust wrapper. First American edition. American graphic artist and paper maker Susan Hockaday's copy, signed by her "Hockaday" at the top of the front endpaper. Laid into the book is a two page autograph letter addressed to Susan Hockaday signed by the artist Magaret Kennard Johnson who created work with handmade paper. In her letter, Johnson mentions that she is enclosing samples of fine paper from Japan: "Enclosed are fragments of the gossamer paper I mentioned to you that is almost extinct in Japan..." signed "Love Maggi". Enclosed is a sleeve titled "Very Fine paper from japan (M. Johnson November 1985)" containing 8 fragments of the colorful fine gossamer paper which Johnson mentions in her letter. With the intent of becoming a medical artist Susan Hockaday first worked in Cardiovascular Surgery at Yale, where she drew details observed during open heart surgery. She subsequently went on to create her own artwork which explored the structures and patterns or the natural world. Learning to make paper on which she could produce her prints in 1979, she went on to produce very thin papers in the Japanese tradition which she could then assemble into layers which conveyed those layers she observed in woods and streams. Dust jacket present. First Edition.

Title: HANDMADE PAPER TODAY: A worldwide survey of mills, papers, techniques and uses.

Author Name: Turner, Silvie; and Skiold, Birgit.

Categories: Books-on-Books,

Publisher: New York: Frederic C. Beil, (1983).: (1983).

Book Condition: Very good

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 37549

Keywords: BOOKS-ON-BOOKS; PAPERMAKING; SILVIE TURNER; BIRGIT SKIOLD; HANDMADE PAPER TODAY; A WORLDWIDE SURVEY OF MILLS, PAPERS, TECHNIQUES AND USES; FIRST AMERICAN EDITION; 1ST AMERICAN EDITION; 20TH CENTURY; ILLUSTRATED; TWENTIETH CENTURY; ILLUSTRATIONS; SUSAN HOC