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!


74 comments:

Handmade in Israel said...

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

Tom said...

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.

SUGANTHI said...

Amazing , amazing work.

Maureen said...

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

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

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

chillin with Quillin said...

awesome works, talk about patience !!!
Paula

rennbridy said...

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

Jennifer Rzasa said...

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

jubilee63 said...

very creative and talented, love the cockeral!

Dr. Russ said...

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

Megan said...

Such an awesome giveaway and the scuptures are incredible!

erin said...

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

Unknown said...

Nice, already pinned and on the list.

sarahspicuzza said...

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

sarahspicuzza at gmail dot com

Charlie said...

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.

Presley said...

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

sam8988378 said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

rainy said...

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

liz said...

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

Joe said...

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

Alex Whyte said...

Want!
whyte.alexander(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Cool! @paperbert

Anonymous said...

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

W Mutch said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Lindsay said...

Lovely!

ellesperling@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would be honored to own this inspirational book.

judy_schwartz@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Awesome.

Oryp at ptd dot net

Stephanie Pounds said...

Paper enthusiast - check!
Mid-century enthusiast - check!

SHEILA BURCUL said...

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

deb sargent said...

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

Eltons Kūns said...

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

theycallmeelton[at]gmail[dot]com

Micah Richardson said...

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

annette said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Eric said...

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

silverandchalk said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Phil Wright said...

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

Prachi Bora said...

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

prachi DOT bora AT gmail DOT com

Tailor Komal said...

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

Anonymous said...

So inspirational
ksukeena AT yahoo DOT com

Julie said...

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

KaySue said...

Incredible sculptures!
kaysuet@hotmail.com

Cathy said...

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

Kai said...

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!

Crafter-holic said...

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

Kajal Jagatsing said...

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

Best regards,
Kajal

LisaVi said...

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

momzilajn said...

Wow, wonderful!!

Cynthia said...

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

Sandy said...

wow fantastic art would love to be lucky
Sandy Lane

Kathy W said...

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

Jan Castle said...

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

Cara said...

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

Carolyn Adams said...

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

mbrigham7 said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

La Alicia said...

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

@urbodyelectric said...

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

noeldrumbor@cs.com

komnatachista said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Benjamin Rogers said...

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

justbea123 said...

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

BurningRubber said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

lar1701d@aol.com

Anonymous said...

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

Ann Martin said...

The giveaway has ended. Thanks for entering, everyone!

Anonymous said...

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

Robin Beary said...

I would be honored to own this fascinating book!

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