A Guide to Making Decorated Papers.
A Guide to Making Decorated Papers. Anne Chambers. New York: Thames
and Hudson, 1989. Illustrated, 79 pp., softbound, $19.95.
This visually stimulating book offers fresh and imaginative
approaches to the art and craft of paper decoration. Beginning with a
brief historical review, the author moves directly into decorative
processes ranging from simple to sophisticated, classic to contemporary.
Methods explored include paste-grain and vinegar-paste approaches, block
printing, stenciling, oil marbling and batik. The Japanese art of
folding and pleating rice paper (orizomegami) and dipping the corners
and edges into vegetable dyes is also described. This well-designed and
extensively illustrated book would be a worthwhile addition to craft
bookshelves at all levels of instruction.