Not Paper

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Publication: 2010

Over the centuries, a variety of materials have been used to create books and documents. Here, artists Peter and Donna Thomas examine some of the types of paper-like materials that have been used, including amate (Mexican bark paper), birch bark, parchment (treated animal skins), papyrus (plant-based paper originating in Egypt), tapa (bark cloth from the Pacific islands), Tyvek (polyethylene fiber paper) and even a wasp nest. Part historical reference and part artists' book, the accordion style letterpress volume features tipped in samples of the materials on handmade paper.

Title

Not Paper

Date

Publication: 2010

Description

Over the centuries, a variety of materials have been used to create books and documents. Here, artists Peter and Donna Thomas examine some of the types of paper-like materials that have been used, including amate (Mexican bark paper), birch bark, parchment (treated animal skins), papyrus (plant-based paper originating in Egypt), tapa (bark cloth from the Pacific islands), Tyvek (polyethylene fiber paper) and even a wasp nest. Part historical reference and part artists' book, the accordion style letterpress volume features tipped in samples of the materials on handmade paper.

Language

English

Rights

Copyright; use considered fair according to the ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use

Format

Artists' books (books)

Source

Sevier Collection, TS 1124 .T465 2010

Files

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Collection

Citation

“Not Paper,” Gallery, accessed November 18, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/914.