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Book: The Art of the fold - Hedi Kyle and Ulla Warchol


The Art of the Fold 
How to Make Innovative Books and Paper Structures 

Pioneering book artist Hedi Kyle, in collaboration with her daughter, Ulla Warchol, shows you step-by-step how to use folding techniques to create thirty-five of Hedi’s most popular inventions. Projects include flag books, blizzard books, the fishbone fold, and nesting boxes, among others. An insight into the work of a truly skilled artist, this book was written to inspire others to experiment with new realms of making and conceptualisation using the art of the fold.

  • Author: Hedi Kyle and Ulla Warchol
  • Hardcover
  • 192 pages
  • Language: English or French (choose your preferred language in the dropdown menu)
  • 26,5 x 21,2 x 2,3 cm
  • ISBN: 978 17 8627 293 5

About Hedi Kyle and Ulla Warchol

Hedi Kyle has been described as a book structure magician. Hedi was born in Berlin, graduated in 1959 from the Werk-Kunst-Schule in Wiesbaden, Germany, with a degree in graphic design, and shortly thereafter emigrated to the United States. In the decades since, Hedi has spent her career revolutionizing the field of book arts, teaching workshops throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. She recently retired as Head Conservator at the American Philosophical Society, and was Adjunct Professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Her one-of-a-kind constructions have been exhibited internationally. Today Hedi lives with her husband in the mountains of the Catskills, in upstate New York, where she continues to explore and experiment with the hidden potential of form and materials.

Ulla Warchol graduated from The Cooper Union in New York City with a degree in architecture. After working in the field in the 1990s, Ulla has spent the last two decades developing a multidisciplinary approach to structure. She leans toward a broad exploration of materials and techniques in both large-scale and small-scale works. Ulla currently resides in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where her studio practice enables her, on a daily basis, never to do the same thing twice.

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