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Author Shlian, Matthew, artist.

Title Unfolding : the paper art and science of Matthew Shlian / Matthew Shlian.

Publication Info. London ; New York, New York : Thames & Hudson, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    736.98 Shlian,M SHL    Available
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Description 256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 x 26 cm
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still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Subtitle from cover.
Contents Introduction / Diana Gaston -- A sense of wonder / Lawrence Weschler -- Early work -- Architecture -- "A place of not knowing" : an interview with Stuart Kestenbaum -- Ara series -- Science & math -- Artist as revealer / Eric Broug -- Unholy series -- Art & music -- Sketchbooks 2006-2020 -- Some caterpillars stay caterpillars.
Summary Paper engineer and artist Matthew Shlian has always recognized the material's potential for experimentation. Folded, tessellated, compressed, extrapolated, two-dimensional paper becomes three-dimensional sculpture in beautiful and unexpected ways. "My process is extremely varied from piece to piece. Often I start without a clear goal in mind, working within a series of limitations. For example on one piece I'll only use curved folds, or make my lines this length or that angle, etc. Other times I begin with an idea for movement and try to achieve that shape or form somehow." Unfolding is Shlian's first comprehensive monograph. A journey into the new possibilities of folding technology, the intricate complexities of Islamic patterns, and the sheer potential offered by a sheet of white paper, it celebrates a humble material, on the edge of its existence, elevated to timeless form and possibility.
Subject Shlian, Matthew.
Paper work -- United States -- 21st century.
Paper art -- United States.
Genre/Form Illustrated works.
Added Author Gaston, Diana, contributor.
Weschler, Lawrence, contributor.
Broug, Eric, contributor.
Olsen, Johanne Lian, designer.
ISBN 0500094284 (hardcover)
9780500094280 (hardcover)

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