• Crafts & Hobbies


The History and Technique of an Ancient Craft
Author: Dard Hunter
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486236196
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 611
View: 9397
The classic work on papermaking, this book traces the craft's history from its invention in China to its introductions in Europe and America. The foremost authority on the subject covers tools and materials; hand moulds; pressing, drying, and sizing; hand- and machine-made paper; watermarking; and more. Over 320 illustrations.Reprint of the second, revised, and enlarged 1947 edition.

    • Art

Japanese Papermaking

Traditions, Tools, Techniques
Author: Timothy Barrett
Publisher: Floating World Edithions
ISBN: 9781891640261
Category: Art
Page: 317
View: 883
This book sheds light on every facet of this time-honored craft and offers complete instruction s on how to duplicate its exquisite results in the West.

    • Crafts & Hobbies

The Complete Book of Papermaking

Author: Josep Asunción
Publisher: Lark Books
ISBN: 9781579904562
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 160
View: 5909
The entire creative process unfolds, from the fibers to use to beautiful things to make. All the technical aspects are explained in detail, with special attention to fashioning a sheet of paper, step by step. Put all this knowledge to use on ten magnificent projects, including a Palm Paper Album, a Rustic Notebook with Textured Paper, an Accordion Book, and more.

    • History

The Paper Trail

An Unexpected History of a Revolutionary Invention
Author: Alexander Monro
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 030796230X
Category: History
Page: 384
View: 6961
A sweeping, richly detailed history that tells the fascinating story of how paper—the simple Chinese invention of two thousand years ago—wrapped itself around our world, humankind’s most momentous ideas imprinted on its surface. The emergence of paper in the imperial court of Han China brought about a revolution in the transmission of knowledge and ideas, allowing religions, philosophies and propaganda to spread with ever greater ease. The first writing surface sufficiently cheap, portable and printable for books, pamphlets and journals to be mass-produced and distributed widely, paper opened the way for an unprecedented, ongoing dialogue between individuals and between communities across continents, oceans and time. The Paper Trail explores how the new substance was used to solidify social and political systems that influenced China even into our own time. We see how paper made possible the spread of the then new religions of Buddhism and Manichaeism into Japan, Korea and Vietnam . . . how it enabled theologians, scientists and artists to build the vast and signally intellectual empire of the Abbasid Caliphate and embed the Koran in popular culture . . . how paper was carried along the Silk Road by merchants and missionaries, finally reaching Europe in the late thirteenth century . . . and how, once established in Europe, along with the printing press, paper played an essential role in the three great foundations of Western modernity: the Renaissance, the Reformation and the Scientific Revolution. Here is a dramatic, comprehensively researched, vividly written story populated by holy men and scholars, warriors and poets, rulers and ordinary men and women—an essential story brilliantly told in this luminous work of history. From the Hardcover edition.

Paper and Water

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780750668316
Page: 544
View: 5649

    • Art

Painting Materials

A Short Encyclopedia
Author: R. J. Gettens,G. L. Stout
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486142426
Category: Art
Page: 368
View: 5036
Thorough, exhaustive coverage of materials, media, tools of painting through ages; based on historical and laboratory studies. A standard reference for painters, students, curators, and conservators. 34 illustrations.

    • Antiques & Collectibles

How to Identify Prints

A Complete Guide to Manual and Mechanical Processes from Woodcut to Inkjet
Author: Bamber Gascoigne
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500284803
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 208
View: 6555
Arranged in self-contained sections the book simplifies accurate identification of any printed image. Included are manual methods, and also the mechanical processes that constitute the vast majority of printed images. Essential aspects of printing history and the printmaking craft are covered and examples are given of the identifying features that help to reveal the type of print.

    • Art

The History and Technique of Lettering

Author: Alexander Nesbitt
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486402819
Category: Art
Page: 300
View: 6733
This comprehensive, well-illustrated volume ranges from the earliest pictographs and hieroglyphics to the work of 20th-century designers. Subjects include early writing forms; Roman lettering; runes and medieval hands; the Carolingian minuscule and derivative types; humanistic writing and derivative fonts; and much more. 89 complete alphabets and more than 165 additional specimens.

    • History

Paper Before Print

The History and Impact of Paper in the Islamic World
Author: Jonathan M. Bloom
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780300089554
Category: History
Page: 270
View: 9721
This engaging book presents a new chapter in paper's history: how its use in Islamic lands during the Middle Ages influenced almost every aspect of medieval life. The text and illustrations (of papermaking techniques and the many uses to which paper was put) give new luster and importance to a now-humble material. 100+ illustrations.

    • Social Science

White Magic

The Age of Paper
Author: Lothar Müller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745681832
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
View: 4813
Paper is older than the printing press, and even in its unprinted state it was the great network medium behind the emergence of modern civilization. In the shape of bills, banknotes and accounting books it was indispensible to the economy. As forms and files it was essential to bureaucracy. As letters it became the setting for the invention of the modern soul, and as newsprint it became a stage for politics. In this brilliant new book Lothar Müller describes how paper made its way from China through the Arab world to Europe, where it permeated everyday life in a variety of formats from the thirteenth century onwards, and how the paper technology revolution of the nineteenth century paved the way for the creation of the modern daily press. His key witnesses are the works of Rabelais and Grimmelshausen, Balzac and Herman Melville, James Joyce and Paul Valéry. Müller writes not only about books, however: he also writes about pamphlets, playing cards, papercutting and legal pads. We think we understand the ?Gutenberg era?, but we can understand it better when we explore the world that underpinned it: the paper age. Today, with the proliferation of digital devices, paper may seem to be a residue of the past, but Müller shows that the humble technology of paper is in many ways the most fundamental medium of the modern world.

    • Art

Paper: An Elegy

Author: Ian Sansom
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007481071
Category: Art
Page: 224
View: 3817
A witty, personal and entertaining reflection on the history and meaning of paper during the (passing) era of its universal importance.

    • Art

The Complete Calligrapher

Author: Frederick Wong
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486407111
Category: Art
Page: 184
View: 7874
Noted expert presents calligraphy as a rich, complex discipline combining lettering and design. Analysis of wide variety of lettering styles, setting up a studio, more. 160 black-and-white illustrations. 8 color plates.

    • Papermaking

Turner's Papers

A Study of the Manufacture, Selection and Use of His Drawing Papers 1787-1920
Author: Tate Gallery,Peter Bower
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781854370495
Category: Papermaking
Page: 136
View: 5326

    • Antiques & Collectibles

Conservation Treatment Methodology

Author: Barbara Appelbaum
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136415025
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 472
View: 9258
Conservation Treatment Methodology presents a systematic approach to decision-making for conservation treatments. The methodology is applicable to all cultural property, independent of object type or material, and its use will enable conservators to be more confident in their treatment decisions. Conservation Treatment Methodology is illustrated with numerous examples that emphasize the equal importance of the physical and cultural aspects of objects for decision-making. The book also explains how the history of an object and the meaning that it holds for its owner or custodian contribute to determining its treatment. Conservation Treatment Methodology is an essential text for conservators, historic preservation specialists, and restorers, as well as students. Since it is not a technical manual about how to carry out treatments, the book will also be of value to art historians and museum personnel who work with conservators. "This book is unique in its overarching, multidisciplinary approach. The writing is not only clear, but entertaining and engaging." Dan Kushel, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Art Conservation Department, Buffalo New York) State College Barbara Appelbaum is one of the premier objects conservators in the United States and the author of Guide to Environmental Protection of Collections. Practicing in New York, Appelbaum was trained at New York University and began her career at The Brooklyn Museum. The author treats a wide range of object types. Projects of note have included George Washington’s leather portfolio, a Marcel Duchamp urinal, and a Marilyn Monroe dress.

    • Literary Criticism

The Archaeology of Medieval Bookbinding

Author: J.A. Szirmai
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351894730
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 368
View: 8404
In the past, studies of the history of bookbinding were mainly concerned with the exterior decoration. This book focuses attention primarily on the physical aspects of the binding and its construction principles. It is an expanded version of a series of lectures delivered by the author while Visiting Professor at the University of Amsterdam in 1987, supplemented with the results of ten years of intensive research in major libraries on the Continent, the United Kingdom and the USA. It surveys the evolution of binding structures from the introduction of the codex two thousand years ago to the close of the Middle Ages. Part I reviews the scanty physical evidence from the Mediterranean heritage, the early Coptic, Islamic and Ethiopian binding structures and their interrelation with those of the Byzantine realm. Part II is devoted to a detailed analysis of Western binding techniques, distinguishing the carolingian, romanesque and gothic wooden-board bindings as the main typological entities; their structure and function is compared with those of contemporary limp bindings. The book is illustrated with over 200 drawings and photographs and contains a comprehensive bibliography.

    • Art

Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy

A Step-by-step Manual
Author: Eleanor Winters
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486409511
Category: Art
Page: 192
View: 4969
Practical guide teaches elegant 18th-century writing style. Each letterform demonstrated stroke by stroke with clear explanation. Write quotations, poems, invitations, more. Numerous black-and-white illus. Bibliography.

    • Art

A History of Engraving and Etching

Author: Arthur M. Hind
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486148874
Category: Art
Page: 512
View: 2147
British Museum Keeper of Prints offers complete history, 15th-century to 1914; accomplishments, influences, artistic merit. 111 illustrations. Chapters include: The Earliest Engravers, The Great Masters of Engraving, The Decline of Original Engraving, and more.

    • Art

Italic and Copperplate Calligraphy

The Basics and Beyond
Author: Eleanor Winters
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486275132
Category: Art
Page: 240
View: 7023
This guide for novices with some experience offers the chance to advance to the next level. Detailing two of the most popular styles of calligraphy, this text features well-illustrated, step-by-step instructions by an expert calligrapher, from the basics to tips on texture and color.

    • Art

The Technique of Copperplate Calligraphy

A Manual and Model Book of the Pointed Pen Method
Author: Gordon Turner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486255123
Category: Art
Page: 48
View: 2024
A complete manual on the technique of writing with the pointed pen in roundhand, which is the American version of copperplate. You'll find detailed step-by-step instructions for executing the straight stroke and many other components.

    • History

Paper: Paging Through History

Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393285480
Category: History
Page: 416
View: 4129
From the New York Times best-selling author of Cod and Salt, a definitive history of paper and the astonishing ways it has shaped today’s world. Paper is one of the simplest and most essential pieces of human technology. For the past two millennia, the ability to produce it in ever more efficient ways has supported the proliferation of literacy, media, religion, education, commerce, and art; it has formed the foundation of civilizations, promoting revolutions and restoring stability. One has only to look at history’s greatest press run, which produced 6.5 billion copies of Máo zhuxí yulu, Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung (Zedong)—which doesn’t include editions in 37 foreign languages and in braille—to appreciate the range and influence of a single publication, in paper. Or take the fact that one of history’s most revered artists, Leonardo da Vinci, left behind only 15 paintings but 4,000 works on paper. And though the colonies were at the time calling for a boycott of all British goods, the one exception they made speaks to the essentiality of the material; they penned the Declaration of Independence on British paper. Now, amid discussion of “going paperless”—and as speculation about the effects of a digitally dependent society grows rampant—we’ve come to a world-historic juncture. Thousands of years ago, Socrates and Plato warned that written language would be the end of “true knowledge,” replacing the need to exercise memory and think through complex questions. Similar arguments were made about the switch from handwritten to printed books, and today about the role of computer technology. By tracing paper’s evolution from antiquity to the present, with an emphasis on the contributions made in Asia and the Middle East, Mark Kurlansky challenges common assumptions about technology’s influence, affirming that paper is here to stay. Paper will be the commodity history that guides us forward in the twenty-first century and illuminates our times.