Monday, February 25, 2013

Irving Harper: Works in Paper - Book Giveaway

 This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Renata and Eric!

Let's get the week off to a flying start with a giveaway that's sure to appeal to paper art and/or mid-century modern design enthusiasts. Irving Harper Works in Paper is a new release from Skira Rizzoli that features a fascinating collection of paper sculptures created by industrial designer and artist Irving Harper.

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© Irving Harper Works In Paper, Edited by Michael Maharam, Skira Rizzoli, 2013

Mr. Harper's name may not be familiar to you, but no doubt you're aware of his iconic Marshmallow sofa and Sunburst ball clock designs from the 50s and 60s. The story of their origin is included in the book, hailing from the years he worked for George Nelson Associates.

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The 176 page hardcover features color and b&w images of almost 300 rarely seen paper objects that he created as a relaxing hobby over a forty year period. They grace his home in Rye, New York and have never been exhibited.

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Read a fine review of the book on Design Sponge and also enjoy this visit with Mr. Harper and his wife Belle, as written by artist Matte Stephens. One more thing... don't miss this captivating short video in which Mr. Harper talks about his sculptures.

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The giveaway has been limited by the publisher to two winners in the U.S., Canada, or U.K. To enter, simply leave a comment below. Be sure to leave a way for me to notify you within your comment if you don't have an active blog. 

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Winners will be chosen at random on Sunday, March 3 and will be announced here and on the All Things Paper Facebook page when they have been contacted. Good luck!


73 comments:

  1. Stunning work! (could I please qualify as a UK entrant 'cos I have an address I can use there?)

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  2. What a awesome person..love the creativity and visions would be wonderful just to visit his home and see all the art he has created.

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  3. Harper's work is extraordinary. (I think I first read about him at DesignSponge.) Would love to have a copy of the book.

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  4. Wow. I need this! I love paper art, I live in a midcentury modern house,and this book would be very happy with me!

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  5. awesome works, talk about patience !!!
    Paula

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  6. Having worked for Herman Miller, I am a big fan of Irving Harper. I would be honored to own this book. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

    donnabridy@aol.com

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  7. This book looks awesome! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  8. very creative and talented, love the cockeral!

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  9. Of course,I immediately ordered the book after your mention on your blog--and now you give two away! That is just my luck--LOL

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  10. Such an awesome giveaway and the scuptures are incredible!

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  11. It is amazing that people like this exist. Such imaginings and beauty that the world would otherwise never be able to see. Completely awesome.

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  12. Nice, already pinned and on the list.

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  13. Who doesn't need another great coffee table book? I love more fine art in my life.

    sarahspicuzza at gmail dot com

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  14. Really impressive, unique work. I put together a weekly email that features art, design, and interesting tidbits from around the world. I would love to use the gift of this book share more of Mr. Harper's work. My email is charlie.rybak [at] gmail.com if you're looking to contact me.

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  15. Great work, always love to see amazing paper work in the digital age.

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  16. These are lovely, graceful & alive. I swore that my lack of living space would drive me to kindle-only, but these works are so amazing that they are worth holding and seeing in an actual book. My Facebook comment didn't make it here, so I'll leave my Twitter: Sam8988378
    @Sam_and_the_dog

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  17. Inspirational. And what patience!
    I'm at anita [dot] bulan [at] gmail [dot] com.

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  18. Wow! What a fantastic book! I would l♥ve to win!

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  19. LOVE his work! I have a copy of the marshmallow sofa in my living room. Contact: elizbocka@gmail.com

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  20. As a graphic designer, I love working with paper. Harper's craft is fantastic! And this book would make a great birthday gift :)

    chunky_salsa[at]juno[dot]com

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  21. Want!
    whyte.alexander(at)gmail.com

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  22. Beautiful artworks in a medium that deserves more attention.
    @jonnynofollowrz

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  23. A book as incredible as your site just stunning work. Thom W. HNSNRS@yahoo.com

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  24. Gorgeous work! I especially like the animal designs and would love a copy of this book. @PictureEcology

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  25. What an inspiration--I love paper in any form and these sculptures make me adore it more.

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  26. Very inspirational book! As a graphic designer, I love both paper art and mid-century modern design, so the book would be a very welcome addition here.

    renata.lessismore@gmail.com

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  27. I would be honored to own this inspirational book.

    judy_schwartz@hotmail.com

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  28. Awesome.

    Oryp at ptd dot net

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  29. Paper enthusiast - check!
    Mid-century enthusiast - check!

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  30. What a superb owl! Love it. I am a Quilling Artist and love all paper creations. I must own the book, please???

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  31. awesome Owl great the book would be a great addition to an artist book collection
    debsargent@excite.com

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  32. As a 3D artist who focuses on the simple and abstract, I find this amazingly stimulating.

    theycallmeelton[at]gmail[dot]com

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  33. Beautiful! I recently learned that his home has served as his'gallery'. What an amazing show that would be! www.micahrichardson.com

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  34. What amazing work! My son would love this book.
    Mamasimpson4 at yahoo dot com

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  35. ABOSULTEY STUNNING!!!!! thats all i can say
    iertamarat@hotmail.com

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  36. I am a paper artist and a fan of Harpers work.
    Would love this book for my collection. ebpaperart@gmail.com

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  37. beyond amazing - so glad these are being brought out for us all to enjoy.

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  38. Mr. Harper is a national treasure and should be recognized as such. This book should bring him the respect and admiration he deserves. You may reach me at my email address bettelbarr@aol.com if I am the fortunate recipient of the book.

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  39. Incredible! This would be a fantastic source of inspiration for my son who loves making paper/ card models.

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  40. Oh my! Such goodness - I could spend hours buried in the book.

    prachi DOT bora AT gmail DOT com

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  41. Amazing art. I am from India, I wish if I could have this book. It's so inspiring for me.
    aashcharyaa@gmailcom

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  42. So inspirational
    ksukeena AT yahoo DOT com

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  43. What a great giveaway. I would love to win this. I can see it now. Every morning sitting down with my cup of coffee and admiring every page. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Julie at http://icreatepurtythangs.blogspot.com

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  44. Incredible sculptures!
    kaysuet@hotmail.com

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  45. Great book! Thanks for posting about it. I also saw it and the short video on Design*Sponge. Incredible artist. Would love to win a copy of the book.
    bellycat209 at gmail dot com

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  46. Ooops! I had written a comment WITHOUT contact info - that's what happens when you have been up for 36 straight hours, sigh! - and deleted it to rewrite. Anyway! I usually don't try for give-aways, but THIS ONE? I HAVE to try! It's FABULOUS! My email is kola54@sbcglobal.net and thank you for the chance to win!

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  47. The book looks amazing...please count me in!
    the_wellington_boot AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk

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  48. I would love to have this book. I am in the US. you can reach me at queen_kaji@yahoo.com.

    Best regards,
    Kajal

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  49. Lsambor7@aol.com
    His work would translate beautifully to my porcelain paper clay art. I would love to have this book!
    Best, Lisa

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  50. Would so love to win this. I love his paper art. It's so inspirational.

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  51. wow fantastic art would love to be lucky
    Sandy Lane

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  52. Wow! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book of stunning art. kmwwrench at comcast dot net.

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  53. WOW! So happy to know he loved his work/hobby...it shows!!! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Janet Castle
    castle77@comcast.net

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  54. Such amazing art. Hope to win!
    cara (dot) cazier (at) gmail (dot) com

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  55. What an amazing body of work, these are paper sculptures extraordinaire and I can only imagine the further delights in the book!!

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  56. Absolutely amazing! Love the sculptures and the All Things Paper blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  57. I have a small etsy shop where I sell my own paper artwork, and this is very inspiring! I would love to get more ideas from this book. bubblingforhim@yahoo.com

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  58. wow, how inspiring! stunned by all the paper goodness here! laalicia (@) sbcglobal dot net

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  59. wow. amazing book...count me in !!

    noeldrumbor@cs.com

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  60. Wonderful, Ann! Thanks to you and the publishers! I hope I win! - Karren

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  61. I would be so happy to win this book. Such an inspiration for anyone lovingg paper art. Dema onarollquill@aol.com

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  62. The detail and soul behind these works is mesmerizing and inspiring. Twitter: @thebenrogers

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  63. Born in the 50's, I so remember that wall clock and many of the designs of that period that have made such a resurgence in popularity. I have also made sculptures out of clay and wire but never bronze (who could afford it?) or paper. I am inspired by Mr. Harper's work and would truly enjoy reading about these creations. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book. 123beulahbea@gmail.com

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  64. WOW! I love this. What a great looking collection. Some of the best designs are from the 50's. I can't wait to see the book.

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  65. I'll read this while I sip my drink...
    vodkaboy97@live.ca

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  66. Very inspirational pieces! It would be a privelege to receive a copy of the book to further explore the art work!

    lar1701d@aol.com

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  67. Love, love, love it! Having the book would be a real treat.

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  68. The giveaway has ended. Thanks for entering, everyone!

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  69. that is some awesome work - want the book
    Susan from
    shw_samuel@sky.com

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