I bought this book as a Christmas present to myself. I'd been searching for it high and low to no avail for some time when I finally found what seemed like the last copy on Earth. It was dented at the corners and looked as if it had had a tough go of it, but that didn't matter to me. It's beautiful pages harbor works by some of my favorite papercut artists like Elsa Mora (which I posted about here), Rob Ryan, and Su Blackwell, among many others. Here's a sneak peek inside:
I don't know exactly why I find papercuts irresistible, but I think in general I have a soft spot for works that are beautifully detailed, delicate in nature, and fragile. The ephemeral nature of things makes them all the more enchanting, don't you think?