The Art of Cardboard by Lori Zimmer
In The Art of Cardboard, New York-based curator, artist rep, and writer Lori Zimmer explores how the affordability, availability, sustainability, and forgiving nature of cardboard have influenced a new genre of artists. The diverse forms of cardboard art Zimmer writes about include a style that reimagines everyday objects into cardboard counterparts, resulting in a new way to think about the familiar. Zimmer also shows the fantastical nature of cardboard artists who use found boxes to create escapist worlds in which lucky viewers can immerse themselves.
Filled with gorgeous color photographs, The Art of Cardboard concludes with step-by-step DIY projects from artists around the globe. Create a sailing ship that's perfect for your fireplace mantel, or tackle a more complicated multi-use geodesic dome, using found objects. By the time you finish this imaginative book, you'll never see a cardboard box as mundane again. Paperback, 160 pages.