What is the educational value of craft? What do we learn through the act of making? Is ‘craft’ still relevant in today's design world?
The Book of…
series will explore these themes by celebrating the creative potential and intrinsic qualities of seemingly ‘everyday’ materials such as paper, wood, glass and stone.
The Book of Paper
Special Edition: General Science
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From milk cartons to tissues and take away coffee cups, paper plays
an integral role in our day to day lives and yet we often take it for
granted. Through a series of sculptures The Book of Paper
elevates the aesthetic value of this most ubiquitous of materials.
The Book of Paper features essays written by artists, architects and scientists, all of whom have unique approaches to paper – from adopting origami to fold NASA telescopes, to creating earthquake-resistant cardboard architecture or using paper as a therapeutic tool.
publishing date: december 2010
authors: O. Helfrich, A. Peters
publishing: Post Editions, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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