This page is meant as a contribution to scholarship on paper work, as well as a compilation of useful sources for learning specific types of paper crafts. It does not generally include articles, videos, or other media presentations; see other pages on this website for articles and helpful advice from members of the Guild. This bibliography is in progress (as of 5/7/20). It takes its start from the extensive and diverse papercutting library of GAP founding member Steven R. Woodbury, which was donated to Oberlin College Library in 2019. If you have additions to suggest, especially of newer works or less full categories, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Overview of world papercutting
- Jessica Palmer, The Art of Papercutting, Kent, UK: Search Press 2015. 144p.
- Henya Melichson, The Art of Paper Cutting, Quarry Books: Beverly, Massachusetts, May 2009. 128p.
- Felicitas Oehler, L’art du papier découpé: cinq siècles d’histoire, French translation by Loyse Revertera, Lausanne: Ides et Calendes 2013. Translation of: ‘Querschnitt : Schweizer Scherenschnitte aus fünf Jahrhunderten’
- Carson I.A. Ritchie, Art in Paper, South Brunswick: A.S. Barnes 1976.
- Susanne Schläpfer-Geiser, Scherenschnitte: Designs and techniques for the traditional craft of papercutting, Asheville, NC: Lark Books 1996.
- Franz Čižek (1865-1946), Children’s coloured paper work, by Franz Cizek, professor at the young people’s classes of the Industrial art school in Vienna, Vienna: Schroll 1927.
- Catherine Misteli, Werner Hafeli und seine Scherenschnitte, Flawil: Buchdruckerei Flawil 1985 (1st ed). 197p. Illustrations.
South American Parchment and Papeles
- Janet Wilson, South American Parchment Craft (electronic), Tunbridge Wells: Search Press, Limited Sept 2006, Chicago: Independent Publishers Group (Distributor). A helpful techniques section shows how to trace, emboss, colour, cut out and mount a simple project, and there are sections on decorative perforating, Richelieu work, and Brazilian style lace. Janet then shows how to make nine beautiful projects, including beautiful greetings cards, a gift bag, a scrapbook page, a tea light frill and a convent style book cover.
Mexican Papeles picados
- Kathleen Trenchard, Mexican Papercutting: Simple techniques for creating colorful cut-paper projects, Asheville, NC: Lark Books 1998.
- Carmen Lomas Garza, Making Magic Windows: Creating Cut-Paper Art With Carmen Lomas Garza, San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press 1999.
Silhouettes, stencils, and animation / cinema
- Karl Fröhlich (1821-1898), Fröhliches ABC-Buch ; English: Karl Fröhlich’s frolicks: with scissors and pen. Trans. & adapted from the original German of Fröhlich by Madame [Clara] de Chatelain, NY: R. Worthington 1879. Electronic reproduction through Marlborough, England: Adam Matthew Digital 2012, c2015 (Victorian popular culture. Moving pictures, optical entertainments and the advent of cinema). Orig. published Nov. 2012; re-released May 2015 with amended URL. Bill Douglas Centre, Univ. of Exeter.
- L.S. Lewis, Paper-Folding, Marlborough, England: Adam Matthew Digital 2012/2015; orig. published as print article, London: G. Newnes (189?), in: The Strand magazine, Bill Douglas Centre, Univ. of Exeter, Adam Matthew Explorer. Part of Victorian popular culture. Moving pictures, optical entertainments and the advent of cinema.
- Christian Rubi, Papierschnitt, Scherenschnitt, Schablonenschnitt, English: Cut Paper, Silhouettes and Stencils: An instruction book, translated by Alba Lorman, London: Kaye & Ward; NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co. 1972.
- Mary Helen Beckwith, Story telling with the scissors, Springfield, MA / NY: Milton Bradley Company 1923 (c. 1899). 62p. Illustrations.
Chinese Jian Zhi
- Li Shoubai, Making Chinese Papercutting
- S. Baulu Kuan, Zhou Ping-Ying: The grandmother’s papercuttings, St. Joseph, MN: St. Benedict’s Monastery 2001.
- Fan Pu (1934- ), The Way of My Heart: The Paper Cut Art of Fan Pu, Nanjing: Nan jing chu ban she 2010. 323p., illustrations. Text in Chinese and English.
- Zhong wai jian zhi jing pin = China and foreign countries paper-cutting nonesuch, Di 3 jie guo ji Shanxi (Datong Guangling) jian zhi yi shu zhan zu wei hui bian ; zhu bian Chen Jing ; fu zhu bian Wei Liqun, Duan Gaifang, Beijing: Zhongguo qing gong y chu ban she 2007.
Polish / Lithuanian / Byelorusian Wycinanki
- Anna Zajac Gacek, compiler, Wycinanki: Polish folk paper cuts, New Bedford, MA: Sarmatia Publications 1972. 58p. Illustrations, portraits. The Heritage / Victoria Janda (for Sarmatia) — Lowicz paper-cuts (Kodra and Gwiazda) — Folk paper-cuts — Resume from Grabowski’s Wycinanka Ludowa — Mape of Poland — Kurpie folk dress / Wanda Stephanie Zajac — How to make Kurpie paper-cuts — How to make Lowicz paper-cuts — American Wycinanki artists.
- Leona Wojcik Barthle (1915- ), Wycinanki: Polish Paper Cuts, originals by Leona Wojcik Barthle, South Dakota: Leona Wojcik Barthle 1994. 93p. Chiefly illustrations (some color).
Japanese kiri-e and hari-e
- Masami Hanamura, Colorful cut collection, Tokyo: Graphic-sha 1985. 127p. Illustrations (all color). How to make Kiri-e and Hari-e — Animals — Insects — Birds — Fishes — Flowers — Other figures — Fairy tales — Romantic silhouettes — Hari-e works. Text in English and Japanese.
- Takeji Iwamiya (1920- ), Katachi: Japanese pattern and design in wood, paper, and clay. Photos by Takeji Iwamiya; Introductory essay by Donald Richie, NY: H.N. Abrams 1963.
- Ho Huu An and Laurence Arnac, Kirigami: The Art of Folding and Cutting Paper, Kent, UK: Search Press 2013. Compiled by Marie Claire Idées. A collection of popular kirigami creations, including 40 paper card projects, traditional and new.
Modern, contemporary, avant garde
- Katsumi Komagata, Leaves; English trans. by Bridget Strevens-Marzo, [Talant]: Les Doigts Qui Rêvent; [Paris]: Les Trois Ourses: Centre Pompidou; [Tokyo]: One Stroke . (alternate leaves in print and braille; 1 volume (unpaged) of print and braille : illustrations ; 24 x 26 cm).
- Di er jie guo ji jian zhi yi shu zhan zuo pin xuan = Second international paper-cut art expo / Chen Jing. Hu he huo hao te : Nei meng gu ren min chu ban she, 2006. 297p. Illustrations.
- Owen Gildersleeve, Paper Cut: An Exploration into the contemporary world of papercraft art and illustration, Beverly, MA: Rockport Publishers 2014. 191p. Colour illustrations. Contributions from 30 top papercraft illustrators.
- Laura Heyenga, compiler, Paper Cutting: Contemporary artists, timeless craft, with preface by Rob Ryan, introduction by Natalie Avella, San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books 2011. Peter Callesen — Heather Moore — Zoe Bradley — Nikki McClure — Kako Ueda — Yulia Brodskaya — Su Blackwell — Cindy Ferguson — Helen Musselwhite — Laura Cooperman — Yuken Teruya — Rob Ryan — Justine Smith — Béatrice Coron — Mia Pearlman — Molly Jey — Hina Aoyama — Casey Ruble — Chris Natrop — Matthew Sporzynski — Thomas Allen — Emily Hogarth — Patricia Zapate — Emma van Leest — Andrea Mastrovito — Elsa Mora.
- Helen Hiebert, Playing with Paper: Iluminating, Engineering, and Reimagining Paper Art, Beverly, MA: Quarry Books 2013. 144p. Illustrations (chiefly color). Includes bibliography. 1. Getting started : cut, score, fold, and weave — 2. Projects to play with : artistic ideas for weaving, flying, illuminating, and inflating paper — 3. Gallery : taking paper to new dimensions.
- Push Paper: 30 Artists explore the boundaries of paper art, curated by Jaime Zollars, NY: Lark Crafts 2011 (1st ed.). 176p. Illustrations (chiefly color). Sculpture, installations, pop-ups, automata, papercuts, and more.
Origamic design & architecture, paper sculpture
- Hedi Kyle and Ulla Warchol, The Art of the Fold: How to make innovative books and paper structures, London: Laurence King Publishing Ltd, 2018. 192p. Projects include flag books, blizzard books, the fishbone fold and nesting boxes.
- Paul Jackson, Artistry in Paper: Creating beautiful things with origami, papier mâché, pop-ups, and other papercrafts, NY: Kodansha International 2006. Reprint. Originally published under title: The encyclopedia of origami & papercraft. Philadelphia : Running Press, 1991. Includes index.
- Paul Jackson, Cut and Fold Techniques for Pop-up Designs, London: Laurence King Publishing 2014.
- Cheong-ah Hwang, Creative Paper Cutting: Fifteen paper sculptures to inspire and delight, Lewes: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications 2013. 191p. Materials. Papers ; Adhesives ; Drawing materials — Tools. Cutting tools ; Shaping tools ; Guides ; Other useful tools — Techniques. Designing the sculpture ; Separating layers ; Shaping the paper ; Assembly ; Presentation and display — Paper sculptures. Butterfly ; Snake ; Pop-up card ; Music plaque ; Kraken & submarine ; The owl & the pussycat ; Coat of arms ; Architectural ornament ; Trumpet flowers ; Beetle specimen ; Cameo ; Dog portrait ; Graffiti ; Fish pond ; Hummingbird – Templates.
- Hiroshi Ogawa, Forms of Paper, NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold 1971. 166p, chiefly illustrations. Translation of Kami no forumu. Also issued online.
- Nancy Williams, More Paperwork: Exploring the potential of paper in design and architecture, London/NY: Phaidon 2005.
- Masahiro Chatani (1934-2008), Origami kenchiku katagamishū / Chatani Masahiro = Pattern sheets of origamic architecture, Vol.2, Tokyo: Shokokusha Publishing Co. 1986. 81p.
- Masahiro Chatani (1934-2008), Origamic architecture: Around the world, Tokyo, Japan: Shokokusha Publishing Co. 1987. 68p. Illustrations (some color).
- Masahiro Chatani (1934-2008), Paper Magic: Pop-up Paper Craft: Origamic Architecture, Tokyo, Japan: Ondorisha Publishers 1988. Drawings, photographs, full-size patterns, and brief directions show how to make elaborate three-dimensional cut and folded paper crafts, including castles, palaces, interlocking cirlces, flowers, animals, and pop-up words. Includes step-by-step instructions for making pop-up cards which open to either 90 or 180 degrees. 92p. Illustrations (some color).
- Masahiro Chatani and Keiko Nakazawa, A Paradise of Origamic Architecture, Tokyo: Shokokusha 1987. 75p. Illustrations.
- María Victoria Garrido Bianchini, The Paper Architect: Fold-it-yourself buildings and structures with 20 ready-to-use templates, with Ingrid Siliakus & Joyce Aysta, NY: Potter Craft 2009. An introduction to cutting and folding paper structures with templates and plans for creating models of structures such as the Golden Gate Bridge, the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal, and many others.
- Tadeusz Lipski, Prof. Nadzs. Dr., Paper Sculpture, London / NY: The Studio 1947.
- Paper Works, Berkeley, CA: Gingko Press 2012. 256p. Color illustrations. Thorough visual exploration of the multitude of ways in which paper can be transformed and sculpted into abstract or realistic designs. This title features everything from carved book arts and installation art spanning entire rooms to stunning avant-garde paper couture fashion and animal masks reminiscent of Carnival attire. Artists: 24° Studio, Adriane Colburn, Amy Lau, Anastassia Elias, Andy Singleton, Annie Vought, Ashburn Eng, Béatrice Coron, Bianca Chang, Blast, Bovey Lee Studio, Brian Dettmer, Cecilia Levy, Charles Clary, Charlotte McGowan-Griffin, Christa Donner, Claire Brewster, Clare Pentlow, Daniele Papuli, Elisabeth Lecourt, Estudio Rosa Lázaro, Flóra Vági, Grégoire Alexandre, GAIAdesign, Gonçalo Campos, Hattie Newman, Hina Aoyama, Hiroko Matsushita, Ingrid Siliakus, Jacob Dahlstrup Jensen, Jeff Nishinaka, JK Keller, Johnny Kelly, Jolynn Krystosek, Julien Vallée, Jum Nakao, Kapsule Kollektive, Katsumi Hayakawa, Kris Trappeniers, KRONA & LION, Kylie Stillman, Kyouei Design, Laura Cooperman, Lauren Clay, Lee Huey Ming, Linus Hui, Liz Jaff, Lizzie Thomas, Lydia Hirte, Maryse Dugois, Mia Pearlman, Michael Kukla, Michihiro Sato, Mikito Ozeki, Mikkel Wettre, Miriam Londoño, Molly Bosley, molo design, Nathalie Boutté, nendo, Nikki Rosato, Packaging UQAM, Paper Donut, Paper-Cut-Project, PAPERSELF, Pat Shannon, Peter Callesen, Petra Storrs, Postlerferguson, Rebecca Wilson, Robert The, Sangeeta Sandrasegar, Sarah Kelly, Sarah Morpeth, Scholten & Baijings, Shinichiro Ogata, SILNT, Simon Schubert, Sloppy James, Stephanie Beck, Stephanie Chu, Stuart McLachlan, The Makerie Studio, Thomas Hillier, Tine De Ruysser, Toby Edwards, Tokujin Yoshioka, Tommy Stoøckel, TORAFU ARCHITECTS, Ufocinque, Yo Shimada, Yoshinobu Miyamoto, Yu Jordy Fu, Yuko Takada Keller, Yuriko Kaneko.
- Robert Klanten, Sven Ehmann & Birga Meyer, eds., Papercraft: Design and Art with Paper , text by Sonja Commentz, preface by Robert Klanten, Berlin / London: Gestalten 2009. 255p. Illustrations (chiefly color). Comes with DVD-ROM.
- Kurt Londenberg (1914- ), Papier und Form: Design in der Papierverarbeitung, Krefeld: Scherpe Verlag 1972. 324p, 6 plates; illustrations, map. Bibliography.
- Adeline Loh, ed./author, Perfect Paper, art director: Frédéric Snauwaert; designer, Feng Dexian, Singapore: Page One 2009. 189p. Illustrations (chiefly color). Includes index. Paper artists: Adriane Colburn, Andrea Dezsö, Angela Simone, Aoyama Hina, Cara Barer, Cybèle Young, dARCHstudio, Elisabeth Lecourt, Emma van Leest, Ferry Staverman, Giovanna Grimoldi, Greg Lendeck, Holly Ormrod, Ingrid Siliakus, Jen Stark, Jens Praet, Jo Meesters, Jordy Yu Fu, Jum Nakao, Kako Ueda, Katie Kulper, Kylie Stillman, Laura Cooperman, Lizzie Buckmaster Dove, Martine Horstman, Maslen & Mehra, Matt Gagnon Studio, Mia Pearlman, Michael Cepress, Miriam Londoño, molo, Nel Linssen, Nendo, Peter Callesen, Polly Verity, Publique Living, PUSH>, Robert Ryan, Schleeh Design, Shannon Rankin, Sounds of Silence, Tokujim Yoshioka Design, Violise Lunn, Zoe Keramea.
- Dorothea Eimert (1944- ), with Eva-Maria Hanebutt-Benz, Schöpfungen in Papier = Creations in Paper: Bücher und Bilder von John Gerard = Books and Images of John Gerard, Münster: Mandragora Verlag 1997.
Altered books, memory art, collage
- Clare Youngs, Folded Book Art: 35 beautiful projects to transform your books – create cards, display scenes, decorations, gifts, and more, London: Cico Books 2017.
- Jill K. Berry, Making Art from Maps, Beverly, MA: Rockport Publishers 2016.
- Jenn Mason, Pockets, Pullouts, and Hiding Places: Interactive elements for altered books, memory art, and collage, Gloucester, MA: Quarry Books 2005. 160p., color illustrations.
Papercut, punched, quilled, and pierced paper and cards
- Patricia Wing, Handmade Paper Pierced Cards, Tunbridge Wells: Search Press, Ltd. Aug 2008; Chicago: Independent Publishers Group [Distributor]. 48p.
- Michelle Powell, Paper Punching, Tunbridge Wells: Search Press, Ltd. July 2008; Chicago: Independent Publishers Group [Distributor]; digital. 80p. Illustrations.
- Judy Cardinal, Quilled Borders and Motifs, Tunbridge Wells (electronic): Search Press, Ltd. July 2008; Chicago: Independent Publishers Group (Distributor). Sourcebook, project book for quilling.
- Janet Wilson, Quilled Wild Flowers, Tunbridge Wells (electronic): Search Press, Ltd. July 2008; Independent Publishers Group (distributor). instructions on subjects such as sculpting paper into precious English wild flowers like the speedwell and sweet violet. Thorough attention is also given to quilling techniques and readers will enjoy learning how to husk, filigree, and create loose coils. The quilled wild flower projects in this unique resource can be used as decorative adornments on gift bags, boxes, and greeting cards.
- Jane Jenkins, Three-Dimensional Quilling (electronic): Making Characters, Tunbridge Wells (electronic version only): Search Press, Ltd. Jan 2008; Chicago: Independent Publishers Group (Distributor). 48p. Illustrations. Mastering three-dimensional quilling, rolling, scrolling, coiling, and fringing narrow strips of paper to create 3D designs, characters, finger puppets, animals, a fairy, angels.
Industrial art , jewelry, and commercial decoration
- Dennison Manufacturing Co., How to Decorate Halls, Booths and Automobiles, Framingham, MA: Dennison Manufacturing Co., 1927 (2nd ed.). 40p. Illus.
- Esther K. Smith, The Paper Bride: Wedding DIY from pop-the-question to tie-the-knot and beyond, Illustrations: Liz Zanis, photography by Amy Kalyn Sims, type-o-graphic illustrations by Dikko Faust, NY: Potter Craft 2009 (1st ed).
- Judy Balchin with Polly Pinder, Papercrafts for Christmas: Making Cards and Decorations, electronic: Tunbridge Wells: Search Press, Ltd. Sept 2008; Chicago: Independent Publishers [Distributor]. Paperback from Independent Publishers Group.
- Nancy Williams and Phoa, Paperwork: The potential of paper in graphic design, , London: Phaidon 1993. Only book on paper to address all the special needs and interests of the print and design industries. It features sections on paper qualities, print effects, embossing, die-cutting, binding, pop-up effects, sculptures and paper products; and a comprehensive glossary of terms and techniques with practical advice on types of paper suitable for various print and finishing processes.” “Selecting graphic design work from around the world which is outstanding for its originality and attention to detail, the author surveys innovative uses of paper in corporate brochure, packaging, poster and invitation design, and more. The result is a revealing and inspirational reminder of the ‘craft’ aspects and potential of graphic design, whether using traditional skills or the latest technology.
- Barbara Baumann, Papierschmuck, in English: Paper Jewelry: 55 projects for reusing paper, photographs by Flurina Hodel, trans. from German by Jonee Tiedemann, Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd. 2015. Colorful and graphic designs range from necklaces, brooches, earrings and bracelets to hair accessories. Learn how to find inspiration in a wide variety of recycled papers. Projects reuse maps, stationery, comic books, cardboard, magazines and even candy wrappers … projects for a wide range of skill levels”–Publisher’s description. Preface — Introduction — Paper day — Collect paper! — Paper diary — Projects — Maps — Literary booklets — Newspaper — Candy wrappers — Cardboard and card — Stationary — Magazine — Paper products — Paper string — Napkins and kitchen paper — Jigsaw puzzle pieces — Books and comics — Types of jewelry and jewelry production — Tools and materials — Paper techniques. Originally published as Papierschmuck, by Haupt Verlag, Berne, Switzerland, © Haupt Berne 2013.
- Elizabeth Sanborn Knapp, Raphia and Reed Weaving, Including also Cardboard and Paper construction; a practical course for primary and elementary schools, Springfield, MA, M. Bradley Co. 1901.
- Helga Meyerbröker, Transparente Bilder und Rosetten aus Seidenpapier, in English: Rose Windows and How to Make Them: Coloured tissue paper crafts, Edinburgh: Floris Books 1994. 77p. Color illustrations. Step-by-step instructions on building up a design with colored tissue paper to look like the rose windows used in medieval cathedrals. First published in Germany, Frech Verlag, 1989.
Pop-up books, cards, paper folding designs
- Jean-Charles Trebbi, Art du pop-up et du lvre animé (English: The art of pop-up: the magical world of three-dimensional books), Barcelona: Promopress 2012; English-language ed.
- Diego Uribe, Fractal Cuts: Exploring the magic of fractals with pop-up designs, Diss: Tarquin 1993. 76p. Illustrations (some color).
- William D. Murray (1858-1939), with Francis J. Rigney, Fun with Paper Folding, NY: Fleming H. Revell Co. c. 1928.
- Esther K. Smith, Magic Books and Paper Toys: Flip books, E-Z pop-ups & other paper playthings to amaze & delight, with Liz Zanis, photos by Amy Kalyn Sims, NY, NY: Potter Craft 2008 (1st ed.). 77, 69p. Read from front to back, 77p. section includes pop-ups, flip books, and paper folding. Read from back to front, 69p. section includes items with hidden aspects, accordion folding, and snap wallets. Two works with same title bound back-to-back and inverted.
- Diane Vogel Maurer-Mathison, Paper in three dimensions: Origami, pop-ups, sculpture, baskets, boxes, and more, NY: Watson-Guptill 2006.
- Helen Hiebert, Playing with Pop-Ups: The art of dimensional, moving paper designs, Beverly, MA: Quarry Books 2014. 144p. Color illustrations. Projects such as pop-up earrings, an accordion, a skyline, a carousel house, a tunnel book, a puppy puppet, and more! … The book also features a stunning gallery of work by acclaimed pop-up artists whose beautiful work will inspire you to expand on your own amazing movable paper creations.
Paper mathematics and geometry
- T. (Tandalam) Sundara Rao (b. 1853), Geometric Exercises in Paper Folding, ed. & rev. by Wooster Woodruff Beman (1850-1922) & David Eugene Smith (1860-1944), Chicago: Open Court Publishing Co. 1901.
- Peter Hilton (1923-2010), A Mathematical Tapestry: Demonstrating the beautiful unity of mathematics, with illustrations by Sylvie Donmoyer, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2010. Using a systematic paper-folding procedure it is possible to construct a regular polygon with any number of sides. This remarkable algorithm has led to interesting proofs of certain results in number theory, has been used to answer combinatorial questions involving partitions of space, and has enabled the authors to obtain the formula for the volume of a regular tetrahedron in around three steps, using nothing more complicated than basic arithmetic and the most elementary plane geometry.
- Mark Hiner, UP-POPS: Paper engineering with elastic bands, Diss, Norfolk, England: Tarquin Publications 1991. 1-12, A-H, 13-25 pages, color illustrations. Each of 10 different ‘up-pop- mechanisms in this book is designed to fold away flat but to pop up into a geometric shape when released.
- Harry Houdini (1874-1926), Houdini’s Paper Magic: The whole art of performing with paper, including paper tearing, paper folding and paper puzzles, NY: E.P. Dutton & Co. c. 1922. Electronic reproduction available also through Marlborough, England: Adam Matthew Digital, 2015 (Victorian popular culture. Spiritualism, senasation and magic). Orig. published Mar. 2008; re-released in 2015 with amendments to series part title and URL. Harry Price Library of Magical Literature, Senate House Library, Univ. of London, Adam Matthew Explorer.
- Jack Botermans, Spelen met papier en karton, in English: Paper capers: an amazing array of games, puzzles, and tricks, NY: H. Holt 1986. 117p, illustrations. “An Owl book.”
- Catherine Yronwode, Paper in My Shoe: Name Papers, Petition Papers, and Prayer Papers in Hoodoo, Rootwork, and Conjure, San Francisco, CA: Lucky Mojo Curio Co. 2015. 96p. Teaches “the art of written magic in the African American traditions of Hoodoo and Rootwork.”
Paper toys, flyers, gliders, planes, automata
- Rick Schertle & James Floyd Kelly, Make: planes, gliders, and paper rockets: Simple flying things anyone can make—kites and copters too! San Francisco, CA: Maker Media 2015, c.2016.
- Kathy Ceceri, Paper Inventions: Machines that move, drawings that light up, and wearables and structures you can cut, fold, and roll, Sebastopol, CA: Maker Media 2015. (1st ed.).
- Holly Daniels (with 5 other artists), Pretty Pinwheels, Berne, Indiana: Annies 2015.
- Keisuke Saka, Karakuri: How to Make Mechanical Paper Models That Move, St. Martin’s Griffin 2010. 144p. Originally published in Japan. An introduction to the simple mechanisms, such as gears, cranks, cams, and levers, used to bring to life moving paper models (automata). Pull-out pages that allow reader to construct the models or use them as a basis for your own designs. Detailed explanations, accompanied by diagrams, explain the physics behind how karakuri move and operate, so you really learn about the properties of the different types of gears and cams.
- Between the folds, Green Fuse Films, a documentary by Vanessa Gould, produced in association with Thoughts in Grey Circles, ITVS, Kinokuniya Shoten; Arlington, VA: PBS Distribution 2009. DVD.
- The papermaker’s studio guide DVD, by Helen Hiebert, Avon, CO: Helen Hiebert Studio 2012. 60min. Comprehensive visual guide to papermaking, based on The papermaker’s companion, instructional book. DVD.
Fiction About Papercutters, Paper Art, and Paper Magic
- Charlie N. Holmberg, The Paper Magician, Seattle, WA: 47North, 2014. 226p. “Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony [Twill] is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she’s bonded to paper, that will be her only magic…forever….” Short-Listed for the 2015 ALA Fantasy Reading List.