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This is a 49 pages FREE pdf study. Yanxi Liu and James Hays at the Carnegie Mellon University and Ying-Qing Xu and Heung-Yeung Shum at Microsoft Research Asia combine the analysis and synthesis of a papercut pattern into one automatic process, a general computational formalization, as well as the generation of a physically feasible folding plan.
Ku ShuLan. Once she felt down into a deep ravine and landed in narcose for a few days. After she woke up, she showed certain insanity, claiming to be the Goddess of Paper Cutting. She lived in the colorful paper world she created. From the walls to the ceiling in her cave-house (local architectural style in ShanXi), her paper imageries were everywhere.
Jiaonan city's Paper-cut have been developed into a cottage industry. Its best representatives live in Yinzhu Town. On the basis of inheriting tradition, people there are creating with a simple but pure and fresh style, bold exaggeration, concise techniques and unique conception. Now there is a folk paper-cut army of nearly one hundred people in Yinzhu Town, with their age ranging from seven or eight all the way to over 80 years old.
Zhou family. Chinese famous paper-cut artisans Zhou Yunhua, Zhou Bing and their family members have shown great talent in the field of paper-cutting. They participated in art exhibitions at home and abroad many times, followed by excellent reviews. All of their paper-cuts can be divided into three main series: black, red, and blue. With most of the artwork created by the entire Zhou family, it has been suitably named Zhou Paper-cutting.
Makeup of Peking Opera. 25 x 26 cm, 20 pages, deluxe edition, 550g. 8 real papercuts attached. The facial makeup of Peking Opera, as a way of facial dressing for different roles in the opera. varies greatly from role to role. The facial makeup is made though exaggerating or specially designing the facial expression of the actor or actress according to conceptualized understanding of the role in the opera.
Thin line paper-cut is a distinctive genre of Chinese paper cut, originated from Yueqing, Zhejiang Province. According to local historical records, thin line paper-cut appeared and developed in the Southern Dynasty , thanks to the region's thriving economy and frequent exchanges with the outside world. Different from the plain and bold northern style, Yueqing thin line paper-cut features a delicate and exquisite syle and a rich south China charm.
"Outlaws of the Marsh" is somewhat like the Iliad and Odyssey... An ancient epic tale... no one remembers the period it was composed and immortalized. One knows this story is based on real facts and has inspired many storytellers. 108 characters of a novel, each of them minutiously described ... such is the challenge accepted by the Chinese craftsmen who created this incredible set or paper-cuts .
Nanjing univ. about papercuts. A good compilation about all the forms taken by this craft in China: Douxiang Paper-Cutting, Ansai Paper-Cutting, East Sha'anxi Paper-Cutting, Fushan Paper-Cutting, Gaomi Paper-Cutting, Binzhou Paper-Cutting, Wei County Paper-Cutting, Nanjing Paper-Cutting, Pi County Paper-Cutting, Foshan Paper-Cutting, Taijiang Paper-Cutting, Beijing Shadow Play and the varieties of Leather Silhouettes...