The Art of Japanese Paper: Masks, Lanterns, Kites, Dolls, Origami  by Dominique Buisson and Elizabeth MacDonald The Art of Japanese Paper: Masks, Lanterns, Kites, Dolls, Origami  by Dominique Buisson and Elizabeth MacDonald

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The Art of Japanese Paper: Masks, Lanterns, Kites, Dolls, Origami by Dominique Buisson and Elizabeth MacDonald

$45.00

To the Japanese, paper is far more than the material medium used by Westerners. For them, its purity symbolizes the religious offering and respect for gods and men. Cut out or folded, it extends the code of speech and gesture. While the Japanese place great importance upon "the idea or the beautiful", paper also plays a purely utilitarian role, in the form of lanterns, parasols, fans, wrapping paper, or playthings such as kites, dolls and origami.

As a result, the craftsman who fashions it draws attention to the sensuality of its feel, its delicate fragrance and varied hues. This is a unique and comprehensive book, lavishly illustrated with over 260 color photographs.

Excellent hardcover with slipcover, New condition.

Package Dimensions: 12-0" x 9-7"