Scherenschnitte: Designs and Techniques for the Traditional Craft of Papercutting

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"One [crafts] technique that has survived through literally centuries of neglect is paper cutting, or "scherenschnitte

, a seemingly uncomplicated art practiced by the Chinese since A.D. 750...Through the skilled hands and adroit instructions of Swiss cutter Schlapfer-Geiser, it all appears quite simple to do....She patiently explains even the minutest of details of fine scissoring, from simple folds to pasting cuts on eggs, but in few words and with many black-and-white drawings...there are more than 48 pages of...samples to copy and snip..".-- "Booklist

. 144 pages, 15 color illus., 200 b/w illus., 7 x 10.

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Scherenschnitte, as its name implies, is a popular folk art form in German-speaking countries, although the craft had its origins in China and spread to many countries in Asia and Europe. Paper ... Read full review


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