Synopses & Reviews
Presenting Showcase 500 Paper Objects
, the latest addition to our bestselling 500 Series
! This exciting collection of contemporary paper crafts--including origami, kirigami, and papier-mâché--features some of the world's most renowned artists. Join esteemed juror Gene McHugh of the Whitney Museum of American Art in this captivating survey on paper arts, which brings together dynamic sculpture, installations, jewelry, wall pieces, vessels, lighting, toys, and more.
Paper craft is a dynamic medium that's in the midst of a renaissance—and this entry in the very popular 500 series reveals the creative work of today's most gifted and original artists and the limitless potential of the craft. Juried by Gene McHugh, an award-winning arts writer and well-established expert in the field, the book presents a broad range of techniques, forms, and aesthetic approaches, with magnificent examples of origami, kirigami, cutting, quilling, papier-mâché, and casting.
About the Author
Gene McHugh is the first Kress Fellow in Interpretive Technology for the Whitney Museum of
American Art. His work focuses on research and exhibition interpretation for gallery and online audiences. Gene produces interpretive materials for the museum's exhibitions and collection displays, including video, audio guides, blog posts, and other web projects. He lives in New York City and recently juried the 2011 Paperworks show at the B.J. Spoke Gallery in Huntington, NY.