Carved Paper The Art of the Japanese Stencil. exhibition dates: May - August, 1998.
Edited by Susan Shin-Tsu Tai, Text by Susanna Campbell Kuo. With contibutions by Richard L. Wilson and Thomas S. Michie.
Price: 125.00 USD
Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara M: Published in association with Weatherhill Inc, 1998. 4to. xviii, 233 pp. 197 color and b/w. illustrations in the text. 67 b/w. illustrations in the catalog, 36 color photographs, 4 b/w. maps. Bibliography, glossary. "This is the first comprehensive book in English on Japanese stencils for textile dyeing. These striking patterns carved in brown paper constitute an extraordinary archive of Japanese two-dimensional design with motifs drawn from nature, poetry, folklore, and daily life. They have captivated Western collectors, designers, and artists for the last 150 years. Carved Paper: The Art of the Japanese Stencil is a ground breaking study featuring the collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. It chronicles the role of stencils in Japanese culture and is lavishly illustrated with prints, textiles, drawings, and photographs" . Mint.