Victor Hundsbuckler, Xavier Salmon
Histoires de Papiers
Histoires de Papiers – Histoires de Papiers traces the history of paper as a millennial material used from antiquity to the present day, offering an original perspective on the history of graphic arts.
This book accompanies the thirteenth temporary exhibition of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with the Louvre Paris. From manufacturing to distribution through technical progress, it illustrates the many characteristics of this very familiar material, which sometimes disappears from our uses to the benefit of digital technology, now anchored in all aspects of our daily lives. By exploring the different plants from which it originates, as well as the numerous essences from which it is made, the diversity of the works of art presented invites us to discover the multiple uses of paper as a vector of creativity, ideas and exchanges through the centuries and cultures.
Including works from French collections, in particular works from the Louvre Museum, the Guimet Museum, the National Library of France, and the Georges Pompidou Center, this catalog is also an opportunity to highlight local contemporary artists as well as international contemporary creations, as evidenced by works from the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Sharjah Art Foundation, the Goesan Museum, and the Korean Cultural Institute.