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Stories of Paper

Stories of Paper


Edited with text by Xavier Salmon, Victor Hundsbuckler. Foreword by Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Hervé Barbaret, Sandra Lagumina, Manuel Rabaté, Laurence des Cars.

Introduction by Souraya Noujaim.

The story of paper in art, across eras and cultures—from Hui Neng to Etel Adnan
This catalog traces the history of paper as an ancient material used from antiquity to the present day. Encompassing paper's manufacture, circulation and technical development, Stories of Paper highlights the many aspects of this humble material. The diversity of the artworks reproduced here—many of which are gathered from the collections of the Louvre, Musée Guimet, Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Centre Georges-Pompidou, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Sharjah Art Foundation, Goesan Museum and the Cultural Institute of Korea—inspires readers to consider paper as a medium for creativity and exchange across centuries and cultures.

Artists include: Abdullah Al Saadi, Achille Etna Michallon, Adam Frans Van Der Meulen, Adriaen Frans Boudewyns, Hui Neng, Muhammadi Haravi, Beatrice Casadesus, Bertrand Lavier, Charles Le Brun, Dana Awartani, Du Dashou, Edme Bouchardon, Etel Adnan, Fra Angelico, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Girolamo Muziano, Hassan Sharif, Henri Gissey and Isoda Koryusai.

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