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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.
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Author:Baker, David
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Mar 1, 1990
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