Japanese Papermaking: Traditions, Tools, Techniques

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This most comprehensive book on the subject sheds light on every facet of a time-honored craft and offers complete instructions on how to duplicate its exquisite results in the West. Part 1, The Craft in Japan, draws on the author's experience learning to make paper in Japan and documents Japanese papermaking as it has been practiced for centuries. Part 2, The Craft in the West, gives step-by-step instructions for the two methods of Japanese papermaking. Every aspect of papermaking is explained in depth, ...
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Overview

This most comprehensive book on the subject sheds light on every facet of a time-honored craft and offers complete instructions on how to duplicate its exquisite results in the West. Part 1, The Craft in Japan, draws on the author's experience learning to make paper in Japan and documents Japanese papermaking as it has been practiced for centuries. Part 2, The Craft in the West, gives step-by-step instructions for the two methods of Japanese papermaking. Every aspect of papermaking is explained in depth, including cultivation of paper mulberry in the West, weaving the flexible mold surface (su), and evaluation of the finished paper. A chapter on variations answers many common question asked about the process, covering watermarking, making laminations with leaves and other natural materials, using Western equipment in Japanese processes, and making paper for printmaking, book conservation, and other specific uses. A substantial bibliography and glossary further supplement the text.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781891640261
  • Publisher: Floating World Editions, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/2/2006
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 1,049,358
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 10.25 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 The craft in Japan
1 Japanese paper : past and present 7
2 Raw fiber production 21
3 Fiber preparation 35
4 Sheet formation 51
Pt. 2 The craft in the west
5 Tools and equipment 77
6 Materials and their preparation 135
7 Papermaking : simplified and traditional methods 161
8 Variations 227
App Non-Japanese fibers for Japanese papermaking 239
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